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Difficulty I-II
Length 10.2 Miles
Flow Range 6.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 4.31 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 11/23/2009 4:11 pm

River Description

Note: This is not a lower section of a river named the Tamarack. The river is the Lower Tamarack!

This is a pool-drop river with some fairly long (up to 1/4 mile) class I-II rapids, and occasional small surf waves or holes. There is a fair amount of flat water on the lower part of the river, and the St. Croix, to the take out. (The run ends with approximately 1.7 mile paddle-out on the St.Croix River, which is included in the mileage figure cited above.)

Put-in elevation is approximately 994'.
Take-out elevation is approximately 867'.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 127'.

Put in: from the take-out, go west across Mn.48/Wi.77 bridge. Take the first right in Mn. on CR173. Follow this to Hwy.25 and turn right. Proceed about 1 mile to put-in at the first river crossing.

Take out: MN Hwy.48/WI Hwy.77 bridge over the St. Croix, on the downstream Wisconsin side. (This is known as "Thayer's Landing".)

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 125 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Approximate drainage area at put-in (to the best of my ability using online planimeter and topomap, manually tracing watershed perimeter.)


Gage Descriptions

There is no direct gauge on this river. Runnable normally in the spring, or as a result of heavy rains.

* Gauge cited is for the Kettle river. Generally, levels of 6 ft. or higher should indicate the lower Tamarack will be up.

Directions Description

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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.

Matt Muir




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