The put-in is on tribal land (Grand Portage band Ojibway) and may be disputed. There is a 1/3 mile portage around Cascades. Take-out 150 yards below the bridge site to avoid confrontation with landowner at site of former border bridge in Pigeon River.
Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 234 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).
This falls lies around a bend just downstream of the listed put-in. We have no first-hand info regarding this falls.
This is (reportedly) a 'mandatory portage' of 1/3rd mile.
We have no first-hand info regarding this stretch of rapids/falls.
We have no first-hand info on this stretch.
Satellite view appears to show a series of three ledges starting at a 90-degree right-hand bend, ending at a good-sized island.
The Pigeon takes a big zig-zag (left then right), and the Arrow River (a fairly substantial tributary) enters from river-left.
Satellite view appears to show maybe a wave-train in a boulder-bed area (with a small island in the river.
We have no first-hand info on this feature which is marked on topo maps.
Satellite view shows a considerable narrowing of the river.
Just downstream lies a marked rapids, which satellite view is very inconclusive regarding.
Satellite view appears to show fairly low-grade boulder-bed rapids.
Drainage area at gauge: 609 sq.mi.
Minimum mean daily flow during gauge period: 1 cfs (1977.01.15)
90% of time flow exceeds: 82 cfs
10% of time flow exceeds: 1,280 cfs
Maximum mean daily flow during gauge period: 10,700 cfs (1934.05.05)
10/90 ratio: 15.6 ('flashy-ness': under 3 is fairly steady, over 10 is quite 'flashy')
Permits are not required for this reach.
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