How High’s the Water….?

The River is flowing too fast for safe canoeing. In addition, debris that has fallen across the canoe trail creates eddies which are dangerous for canoers. "Flood Warnings remain in effect along the Mississippi River at Wabasha and Mcgregor.
River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation.
Starting Saturday, May 20, the river will reach Action stage. Then, Wednesday, May 24 the river reaches Minor flood stage.
Even with the absence of additional rain in the north, the river continues to flood through Monday, May 29.
During the best times for canoeing and kayaking, the river flows at 85 thousand cubic feet per second in the Mississippi River at McGregor Iowa. The canoe/kayak area is located in Woodyard slough where the water flows at a much slower rate. At the predicted flood stage The Mississippi River will flow at 146 thousand cubic feet per second.

Canoes and Kayaks will be removed from storage racks at the Wyalusing State Park Boat Landing. DSC_5407.

Updates to follow.