Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 290 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).
We have linked to the USGS Gauge on the Willow River since drainage at that gauge is 292 square miles, and it lies just about 23 miles SouthWest.
This should work pretty well as an indicator of water in the area, but expect that correlation will not always be accurate.
Visual inspection at the take out or put in.
At the dam, look for both generators running and no water spilling from gates for the best run.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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