Presque Isle, Michigan, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-IV (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||20 fpm|
|Max Gradient||58 fpm|
|PRESQUE ISLE RIVER NEAR TULA, MI|
|usgs-04032000||500 - 1000 cfs||II-IV||00h38m||318 cfs (too low)|
|Low, but possibly ELF (Extreme Low Flow) run. (We need your input to help refine ranges here! Add a comment or report!) Gauge (261 sq.mi. drainage) lies 2.6 miles upstream. A few pretty fair-sized tribs enter below gauge / above rapids, so actual flow will be somewhat higher.|
|BLACK RIVER NEAR BESSEMER, MI|
|usgs-04031000||2.80 - 5.00 ft||II-IV||01h08m||~ 3.59 ft (running)|
|Likely moderate to moderately-high flows. Help your fellow boaters! We need input to fine-tune boatable levels. Add a comment or report! Reference gauge should be a reasonable indicator of water in the area.|
Reach includes Minnewawa Falls and Nimikon Falls.
Put-in: broken bridge on Underwood Tower Road
Take-out: Steigers Bridge on logging road
Note: Getting shuttle vehicles down to the listed take-out at Steigers Bridge may not be available due to the logging road being closed (gated). This may necessitate continuing downstream to run the Lower Presque. This makes a long day, paddling a total of 15.7 miles (or 16.8 to the mouth, including the 'final mile' or Bottom Presque run).
Note: There is about 16 miles of low gradient river from the listed take-out of the prior (upper section) to the put-in for this section.
AW members may click here for Part 1 of an article from the AW Journal, way back in 1981!
AW members may click here for Part 2 of the article.
In addition to this reach, the article also describes the following:
Lower Presque Isle,
Montreal, W.Fk., and
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|2.6||rapids sequence #1||N/A|
|3.5||rapids sequence #2||N/A|
(Description from Google Satellite view)
It appears a substantial island splits the flow, with the larger channel to the right. Both channels pour into a large pool. A (logging?) road passes through below.
(Info primarily from Google Satellite view)
This is not so much a 'falls' as about a quarter-mile series of ledge drops.