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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 1.6 Miles
Gauge Embarrass Branches
Flow Range 175 - 600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 27 minutes ago ~ 60.4 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/15/2013 2:08 pm

River Description

From the put-in (downstream river right of the S Town Line Rd bridge in Leopolis) the first 3/4 of a mile is a meandering, riffly access paddle. (Current speed is decent so it won't take long.) After rounding a turn to the right, there is a distinct horizon line: a sloping ledge of 5-6'. At low-to-moderate flows, this can be run just about anywhere -- at higher flows one may wish to cut to the left corner to avoid being caught in a very sticky hole likely to form here. There is a fast class II run out with a small ledge shortly downstream. After a brief stretch of moving water, there is a constriction with a bend to the right that culminates with a play wave that can be nice. Take-out is just around the bend from there at the Branch Road bridge.

As this reach is fairly short, you may wish to combine it with one or more of these other reaches which are close by for a Shawano County double- or triple-header.

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 69 sq.mi.

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


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bryan foster
9 years ago

Could hike up to the play wave from the takeout pretty easily.

Gage Descriptions

* PLEASE NOTE: This is a 'Virtual Gauge' based upon 20% of the flow of the (main) Embarrass at Embarrass. Actual flow in this reach may vary (at times significantly) from this virtual gauge reading. The virtual gauge will no doubt overstate the flow for this reach. When the river is on the rise the discrepancy is likely to be less. As the river peaks and declines the virtual gauge will no doubt be much less accurate.

Minimum as currently set is merely a guess, and should be refined by boater input. Please submit your experience with water levels by clicking the "Comments" tab, and clicking the "Add a Comment" button.

Directions Description

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