Huron (Washtenaw) - B) Ann Arbor "Argo Cascades" (and still proposed water park) (PnP)


Huron (Washtenaw), Michigan, US

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B) Ann Arbor "Argo Cascades" (and still proposed water park) (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II (varies with level)
Length 0.2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
HURON RIVER AT ANN ARBOR, MI
usgs-04174500 100 - 300 cfs I-II 00h46m 522 cfs (too high)
Likely very high and pushy and washing out features (depending upon how much water is apportioned to the course versus the main channel). Gauge (729 sq.mi. drainage) just downstream of this location accurately reflects water available. Expect regulation of flows in the course vs.main channel.


River Description

A water park at the site of the Argo Dam. Presently complete is what is being called "Argo Cascades", a series of nine tame drops into pools, largely as a canoe bypass around the dam. The city runs two liveries which rent one- and two-person kayaks ('sit-on-tops') and rafts. People also bring inflatables (mostly inner-tubes and the like) to run the gentle rips to cool off in summer.

There were also plans for a more serious whitewater feature or two (which might draw legitimate qhitewater boaters' interests) but this has been much more controversial. Additional articles about what currently exists (and what yet may) are available online:

Ann Arbor news (2012.03.01)

City of Ann Arbor website

Enjoy this 'test paddle' of the course:


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-03-12 17:50:16

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