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Difficulty III+(V)
Length 7.8 Miles
Gauge Kipawa at Kipawa, Rivière
Flow Range 20 - 150 CM/S
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 60.3 [CM/S]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/04/2011 4:31 pm

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Summary of Gauge Readings

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:

Gage       CMS             Gage      CMS
5.134 1 6.800 111
5.320 3 6.887 121
5.507 8 6.930 127
5.572 11 6.987 135
5.680 16 7.051 144
5.854 27 7.115 153
5.913 31 7.170 163
6.074 42 7.225 173
6.135 47 7.335 192
6.244 56 7.463 218
6.244 61 7.582 246
6.424 72 7.685 270
6.499 79 7.771 294
6.553 84 7.829 310
6.618 91 7.865 320
6.655 95 7.946 345
6.712 101 7.989 358

 

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Kipawa at Kipawa, Rivière
AW Gauge Info
60.3 cm/s 02h52m
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