Harriman Station and Reservoir

Harriman Station and Harriman Reservoir, located on the Deerfield River in Wilmington, Whitingham, and Readsboro, Vermont, are managed as part of the Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project (FERC License No. P-2323).   

  • 2,184-acre, 8.0-mile long reservoir at 1,480.66 feet above sea level
  • 57.66 feet of useable storage managed seasonally
  • Uncommon “Morning Glory” style spillway tunnel at dam
  • Reservoir connected to station via 2.5-mile long, 14-foot diameter concrete-lined tunnel
  • Entire undeveloped shoreline owned by Great River Hydro and protected by conservation easement in the heart of Green Mountain National Forest
  • 41 megawatts of generation capacity with 3 General Electric generators with a Francis waterwheel
  • FERC License No. P-2323, issued April 4, 1997, expires March 31, 2037 (40 years)
  • Certified as Low Impact Hydropower by Low Impact Hydropower Institute

Available Recreation Activities

Five recreation areas with picnic grounds, four gravel and concrete boat ramps, and various recreation trails are located on Harriman Reservoir’s shoreline. For more detailed recreation information and maps, please click here.

Great River Hydro’s recreation facilities are open to the public on a day-use basis only, from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset.  Please click here for a complete list of rules.

Water Levels

River flows can vary throughout the day below Great River Hydro’s dams. Check Waterline for current levels and flow forecasts.

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Harriman Station