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Difficulty I-II
Length 10.6 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 52 minutes ago ~ 45.9 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 10/12/2010 12:56 am

River Description

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 400 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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(Based on personal measurement via online planimeter and topomaps.)

822nd Avenue

Class - N/A Mile - 1.76
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Class - N/A Mile - 3.58
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A pretty fair-sized island splits the flow. As of the date of the present satellite images, there appears to be considerable wood accumulated at the head of this island, and on a much smaller island toward the end of the left channel. Passage appears possible, but could change at any time.

Heading down the right channel may be the safer choice for those inexperienced in dealing with snags in strong currents.

810th Avenue

Class - N/A Mile - 4.82
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Class - N/A Mile - 8.15
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Just after you pass under some powerlines overhead, there is a big shoals or gravelled island. Satellite view shows an accumulation of woody debris to the left (may or may not still be present, but likely to (re)accumulate more wood in future), so better choice may be staying to the right here.

Confluence, Minnesota River

Class - N/A Mile - 8.85
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Bear left (downstream), and take-out is at Hwy.10 (less than a half mile).


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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.



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1198380 10/12/10 Rob Initial info.
1208661 01/03/18 Rob Initial info.