After the long stretch of cold weather, it was nice to have the temperatures warm up a bit. It was 50° with a little bit of drizzle as I put my boat in the water at the Manville Dam. I thought it would be a good level (2.2 feet, 525 cfs on the Woonsocket gage) for a little "park and play" in the rapids below the dam, but it was actually a little higher than I expected with an ice shelf on the bridge pier in the middle of the river that made me nervous. I did carry my boat up to the top for a quick run down. Then I played in the small drop above the put-in for a little while. I only paddled for an hour, but it was enough.
Cool Assabet/Hot Fairhaven
2 days ago