Whitewater rafting today on the Kennebec River: August 28, 2011 - Northeast Whitewater Rafting conquered Hurricane Irene today on the Kennebec River in Maine. The water level was higher than the normal 5000 cfs flow, up a bit at 7200 cfs for amazing big whitewater rafting fun. Our rafting trip guests were dropping like flies over the last 2 days in preparation of the big storm, but Hurricane Irene didn't get us down. Today, ended up being a special private rafting trip for a father and two sons. Danimal and Josh were the guide's, which I can't think of two better guide's to pair up with these three adventure seeking guests. Danimal ran Maytag, which is a monster hit at this water level and the threesome thought it was simply amazing. Hurricane Irene may have pounded us with rain today, but this group was thrilled to get to experience Maine whitewater rafting on a day that so many people stayed home on their couches, out of the rain. Our guests enjoyed swimming in the lower river of the Kennebec, with water temps of 68 degrees, it was warmer than the air today and a great way to ride the lower river to take out. Thanks to the Fitts party for making today a memorable one for Northeast Whitewater, Dan, Josh and Gary. See you next year!