Aug. 4 & 5 Salmon River Whitewater Release Canceled Due to Low Water Level

ALTMAR, NY  – The whitewater release scheduled for Aug. 4 and 5 on the Salmon River has been canceled due to the extremely dry weather conditions.

The decision was made by the executive committee of the Salmon River Flow Management Advisory Team, made up of NYS DEC Fisheries, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Brookfield Renewable Power. The committee determined that present reservoir levels in the Bennett’s Reservoir are too low to support the Aug. 4 and 5 recreational release. By canceling the release it is hoped to avoid reductions in base flows as the season progresses.