Deerfield No. 5 Station

Deerfield #5 Dam, located on the Deerfield River in Rowe and Monroe, Massachusetts, and Deerfield #5 Station, located downstream in Florida, Massachusetts, are managed as part of the Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project (FERC License No. P-2323).   

  • 38-acre, 0.6-mile long reservoir at 1,026.66 feet above sea level, located immediately downstream of Sherman Station
  • 8.00 feet of useable storage managed seasonally
  • Reservoir connected to station via 2.8-mile long series of concrete tunnels and canals
  • Mostly undeveloped shoreline principally owned by Great River Hydro and protected by conservation easement
  • 14 megawatts of generation capacity with 1 Westinghouse generator with a Francis waterwheel
  • A new 230 kilowatt unit at the dam will generate power while providing conservation flows downstream
  • 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

A recreation area with picnic grounds is located near the station, and trailhead connections linking to trail networks on abutting conservation lands. Scheduled whitewater releases are provided at Deerfield #5 Dam in summer months for recreational boaters, and a put-in below Deerfield #5 Dam provides access for that use. 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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Deerfield No. 5 Station