Students at UW-SP and other people living in the area around Stevens Point may become aware of a short complex stretch of gradient just downstream of the road and dam which form Jordan Pond. While it looks like it could be quite interesting, it is reported that it virtually NEVER gets enough flow to become even marginally boatable (even after the area is hit with 'hundred year floods'). Thus, in the odd freakish event one might find it with enough water to attempt, this will mostly be a bump and thump and scrape and crash down. Apparently, this lies squarely in the realm of 'fantasy boating' -- someplace to go and 'sightsee' and say "If ...", "If ..." and "If only ...". However, by all reports thus far, it appears one should not spend too much time or planning in anticipation of ever actually ever running it.
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I caught this run at a perfect level in 2016. I just happened to have my boat and gear with me. I have never seen this run since then. I would never make a special trip for this but if your in the area and it downpours all night long without slowing down you may be in luck.
Huge rains (6+ inches in 2 days), record levels on rivers, and this made it up enough to be considered low runnable. Did not run. Again, this run needs a lot of water and the hydro dam to be down to make it to a good level.
Saw after rain on snow and freakishly warm day and the reach was runnable. did not run though, was off to better things.
This would not be a good whitewater run. Water levels are too low (you'd have to walk most of it) and accessing the river this close to the dam is prohibited. The plover from Jordan park dam to Iverson park and/or McDill pond are nice quiet water runs. The only place I've found whitewater is at the Christensen Dam site just upriver from Jordan dam (see other comments).
Agreed, after 3+ inches of rain in the watershed still not enough water flowing to bounce a boat down. There would have to be a good rain storm on snow melt to get this section moving enough. If the dam was shutdown for some reason during a flood event, then you could also have a chance. Either way, a theoretical run.
9 years ago
by Jonathan Sisley
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