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PostPosted: May 15th, 2019, 12:56 am 
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At Dawson the Klondyke is so low one can walk across. The Yukon is so low the ferry cannot not be launched. The expectation is that the rivers will rise when snow upstream melts. Last summer the Yukon was so low the ferry ran aground on a gravel bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Low rivers in Yukon
PostPosted: May 15th, 2019, 5:48 am 
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Does anyone know how long this weather pattern is going to last?

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 Post subject: Re: Low rivers in Yukon
PostPosted: May 15th, 2019, 6:58 am 
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The images are unbelievable. I've paddled in the Yukon races five times (including twice the 1000 mile) and plan my fastest times based on many optional available shortcuts behind islands and around bends that I have explored in previous years.Thankfully none were as bad as it appears now. High water years (2009) are spectacular. Low water years are horrible with all the unexpected exposed gravel bars frustrating canoes and kayaks. Even the Five Fingers Rapids become a ho hum so what event in low water. It is a good thing I have no plans to race this year. I can't imagine how awful it would be navigating the extensive shallows around the junction with the Stewart River this year, usually the worst section of all.


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