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

Click here to learn more about the Kennebec River!

Angela enjoys exploring the many beautiful and unique natural places in Maine and sharing her outdoor experiences with others.When not out exploring Maine woods, trails, mountains and waterways Angela can be found plotting and planning her next adventure or buying another backpack.(Because you can never have too many).

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