See Kipawa River (Archive Page).
Gage is an Environment Canada Gage. Low: 20-60 Medium: 60-90 High 90-150 Flood:150+
Note: Historical river information has used river flow in CMS (volume). However the current Environment Canada Guage only lists stage. The older information was available by calling a telephone number, counting a series of beeps, and then looking at a conversion chart to calculate CMS flow for the river. This information was printed in at least three books and several internet sites. In 1996 during an environment review, documentation provided by PWGSC (the owners of Laniel Dam) showed the CMS values for the river to be considerably different from those used by the paddling community In particular, the old values are much higher (30 percent in some cases) then current real-time numbers. (ie, When reading an older description be sure to adjust the numbers.) A conversion chart to calculate new numbers from the old is available on the les amis de la rivière kipawa (Friends of the Kipawa River) web site. To convert stage to CMS use the following chart:
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