Not necessarily likely, since early going even from listed put-in is narrow and likely brush-bashing, but . . . it may be possible to add another half-mile of similar gradient by putting in here. (May be private road; may be gated?)
At the put-in drainage area is about 18 square miles (to the best I can do using online planimeter and topomaps).
A fairly decent-sized tributary comes in from the right.
10 years ago
Visual, at put-in. Or, general correspondence to main Baptism stage marker. Historically, levels above 2.6' on that marker would be indication for this reach being (possibly) runnable. However, as of Spring of 2009, boaters are reporting that gauge seems to have changed. Now, look for levels 3.3' or higher. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources appears to be taking stage readings at this site. Reportedly, 12.5' on their gauge correlates to 2.5' on the old stick gauge. MDNR data is available at DNR Gauge You can use a pull-down list on the graph (and hit the 'Change' button) to get the flow (CFS) values. For what it's worth, 12.1' is about 200 cfs, and 12.3' is about 250 cfs. Obviously, flow in this upper reach will be substantially less than gauge reading.
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