Instream Flow program to hold outreach sessions on the designated Ashuelot River

Date: May 06, 2022

The NHDES Instream Flow Program is currently contracting a Protected Instream Flow Study of the Ashuelot River, in order to determine its appropriate instream flows. Concurrent with this study, baseline temperature, conductivity, and water level data are being collected by NHDES along the 65-mile designated reach to document “baseline” conditions.

On May 17 and 18, 2022, NHDES Instream Flow Staff will be setting aside an hour (1-2 PM, rain or shine) during datalogger deployment activities to meet with people interested in the Ashuelot River, the program, and the ongoing study to join us during our deployment activities. We’ll show you the equipment we use to collect the environmental data, some of the data collected during last year’s work, and describe the program’s approach to designated river protection. If you wish, you’ll be able to follow the staff to a deployment location and observe the process. Details regarding the events can be found on the NHDES Instream Flow webpage.