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Connecticut River at Pauchaug Brook Boat Launch, Northfield

Northfield, MA
Longitude/Latitude: -72.452724 / 42.715540

This state boat ramp in Northfield offers water access for paddlers and power boaters alike. Consider paddling from the Pauchaug Boat Ramp downstream to the Riverview Picnic Area, an 8.5 mile trail primarily used for canoeing.

Is It Clean?

This site is sampled every other week from late May through August by the Greater Northfield Watershed Association.

Sample DateStatusCFU/100mlWet
2018-08-23Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming36.4Y
2018-08-09Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming79.4Y
2018-07-26Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming65.7Y
2018-07-12Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming7.3N
2018-06-28Blue Clean for Boating and Swimming24.3Y

How Do I Get There?

Off Route 10 on the north end of town

This Site Is Monitored By:

Greater Northfield Watershed Association
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Bacteria levels can increase due to rainfall and runoff, which can be reflected in river flow levels. This graph shows river flow levels for the past 21 days at the nearest U.S. Geological Survey stream gage. The gage is located on the Connecticut River at Montague City just downstream of the bike path bridge and confluence with the Deerfield River, approximately 18 miles downstream of this monitoring site.

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