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Difficulty I-II
Length 7.6 Miles
Gauge Couderay River at Couderay Village Park
Flow Range 200 - 500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 38 minutes ago ~ 223.26 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/13/2020 9:57 pm

River Description


This tributary of the Chippewa River has a nice bit of gradient. Shorter runs are available to focus on the main gradient which parallels the Arpin Dam/Belille Falls section.

GAUGE INFO: Based on relative drainage areas, flow at our listed put-in could be 0.183 x Chippewa at Winter. Our 'Virtual Gauge' being reported for this section is based upon that calculation. Correlation is not assured.

NOTE: The "Tuscobia State Trail" (a 74-mile abandoned railroad, now multi-use trail) roughly parallels Hwy.70 from Couderay to Radisson, and could be used to facilitate biked shuttle for the first 5.35 miles of this listed run. (As of this writing, it does NOT appear that any trail fee applies to biking this trail. There are disclaimers that "bicycling is not recommended. The trail is not groomed or surfaced and may be rough or soft in many sections. If you plan to bike the trail, the tread is more suitable for off-road bikes." )

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage area: 145 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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At our listed put-in drainage is 145 square miles (as calculated by USGS StreamStats v4.3.11).
by the confluence with the Chippewa River it is 184 square miles (an increase of ~27%).

Eddy Creek (confluence, from left)

Class - N/A Mile - 0.85
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(Not significant, just a 'waypoint'.)
Also, at this point, Hwy.70 and the Tuscobia Park Trail are both almost immediately on river-left.

Riverside Golf and Recreation

Class - N/A Mile - 2.02
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At mile 2, for about a quarter-mile, you will be passing through a golf course.
It appears there is only one bridge spanning the river near the lower end of the course.
(Unknown how much clearance there is ... safe passage may depend upon level.)

N.Weirgor Road

Class - N/A Mile - 2.99
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(Merely a waypoint.)

Hwy.40

Class - N/A Mile - 5.34
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Another waypoint ... and/or ... possible access for the final (and steepest, such as it is) gradient.

Powerlines

Class - N/A Mile - 5.75
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(Just another waypoint)

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