Spring Flows

It's amazing how powerful the water in the Spring can be with both temperature and volume playing a factor. It's a very good time to be on your game, despite having dusted off your paddle after several months of skiing/boarding. The Ottawa River was such a blast to paddle this past weekend. The water was COLD, it had come down some from the previous week but there was still a "mere" 42,000 cfs (14,000 cms) of chilly H2O pumping through the dam. It's a completely different river than the one that I bid a Winter's farewell to back in November. It feels so good to be home! I very much look forward to every aspect and personality of the river in its quest t0 shift gears to adjust to summer time flows.

Katie Quinn

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