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Mersey-Forth

Mersey River

Parangana Dam to Echo Valley Bridge

classic
Distance: 7 km.
Average Grade: 15 m/km.
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 11/2 hours.
Entry Point: The Mersey Forest Road Bridge (C171) just below Parangana Bridge (Grid ref. 352 911).
Exit Point: At the Echo Valley Bridge on Olivers Road (C128) (Grid ref. DP 352 968).
Water Level: The dam must be spilling – 0.6 m is a good level.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Mersey.
Shuttle: 
General Description: The river is mainly large waves with a few tricky sections. There is one grade three drop at about the 3 km mark which is best approached down the centre. The river presents no real problems but caution must be taken as many trees have grown in the river since it last flowed.