Maine’s 2018 Kennebec River High Water Release Dates

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2018 Harris Station Turbine Test Water Release Dates on the Kennebec River

Mark your calendars!  Here are the high water release dates for the 2018 whitewater rafting/paddling season from Harris Station on the Kennebec River.  All releases from Harris Station stop at 1 pm.  From May 1st through Columbus day the daily release will be a minimum of 4,800 cfs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  From June 15th through September 15th, the minimum release will be 2,400 cfs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

High water releases are almost double the Kennebec River’s usual dam release volume!  On these days the Kennebec River offers high-adventure whitewater paddling opportunities with exciting class III-IV rapids and non-stop action!  With only four dates each year rafting trips fill up fast, so book early!

June 16th (Saturday)
Turbine Test Release
8,000 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

July 9th (Monday)
Turbine Test Release
8,000 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

September 8th (Saturday)
Turbine Test Release
8,000 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

September 22nd (Saturday)
Turbine Test Release
8,000 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

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