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It’s time to enjoy the local whitewater

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Last summer I was still using the whitewater kayak on the Wenatchee River as late as July 28. Last year, however, the winter and spring snowpacks were abnormally plump, and regional rivers ran well above historic averages throughout the summer.

This is an averaging year, and river levels are running a bit below historic norms. The rain earlier this week has temporarily bumped up river levels again, but that bump will work its way out of our watersheds soon and, once again, they’ll be drawing from a snowpack that looks a lot like Olive Oyl next to last year’s Brutus. So if you want to enjoy the local whitewater by raft, kayak, or canoe before the rapids lose their muscle, it’s time to go.

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