How things can change in a month … canoeing in the southern Adirondacks

kwc

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Today‘s forecast called for sunny skies, warm & somewhat humid, and no rain for a change of pace. So we decided to canoe on the West Branch of the Sacandaga River. I had canoed this a month ago and the water level was very low, lowest I had ever seen. Well now the water is higher than we’ve ever paddled in, probably risen a good two feet or more. The current was really moving along too so our ride back to the canoe launch was fairly quick.
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Starting out … usually the pickerel weed sticks out of the water much higher than this
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Reflections were great
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this reminded us of the bear grass we saw in Glacier NP

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paddling against the current and sometimes a breeze.
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last time through here the water was so shallow that I scraped bottom a couple times.
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heading back with the current

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Followed this little side channel for a ways. Usually it’s blocked by a foot high beaver dam. No dam there today!
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paddled into this small flooded area, water was a good 2 to 3 feet deep in there.
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The breeze kept us cool during the paddle. No wildlife other than lots of songbirds.
 

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Today‘s forecast called for sunny skies, warm & somewhat humid, and no rain for a change of pace. So we decided to canoe on the West Branch of the Sacandaga River. I had canoed this a month ago and the water level was very low, lowest I had ever seen. Well now the water is higher than we’ve ever paddled in, probably risen a good two feet or more. The current was really moving along too so our ride back to the canoe launch was fairly quick.
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Starting out … usually the pickerel weed sticks out of the water much higher than this
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Reflections were great
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this reminded us of the bear grass we saw in Glacier NP

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paddling against the current and sometimes a breeze.
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last time through here the water was so shallow that I scraped bottom a couple times.
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heading back with the current

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Followed this little side channel for a ways. Usually it’s blocked by a foot high beaver dam. No dam there today!
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View attachment 100123paddled into this small flooded area, water was a good 2 to 3 feet deep in there.
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The breeze kept us cool during the paddle. No wildlife other than lots of songbirds.
Beautiful reflection shots. We've had a lot of rain here in Michigan, too. Seems like we could benefit from a gigantic fan to blow the whole system out West!
 

Titans

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Amazing reflections, wow! kudos to getting out on the water the few days or hours when it’s nice- love it. Really beautiful photos.

Well, it’s been raining a ton for about a month (?) now, so it’s not a surprise the water levels are so high. The ground is completely saturated, all the water now goes to the lakes. Yesterday we received a tiny cell that dropped 4-5” of rain in 1-2 hours. Evacuations, lots of flooded roads, bridge out, etc… A lake close by increased 1 foot in a few hours. Let’s send some rain out West!
 

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