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PostPosted: September 5th, 2020, 3:38 pm 
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A group of us are planning a trip on The Bazin river at the end of September
and I'm having a difficult time finding info on the current water levels. I did go to:
https://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/suivihydro/ ... 05&Tri=Non
but can's seem to see it...............any suggestions would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: September 5th, 2020, 4:11 pm 
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There is no gauge for the Bazin, you need to use the gauges on the Gatineau and Lievre.

the Lievre gauge is currently at about 128cms which is at the high end of the sweet spot (+/- 100 is "perfect")

https://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/suivihydro/ ... ion=040624

The Gatineau is at about 180cms which is pretty high but not too high, I have paddled the Gat at about 300cms which was very nice.

https://www.cehq.gouv.qc.ca/suivihydro/ ... ion=040830

You can't directly correlate these two gauges to the Bazin, the Lievre gauge is downstream of the Barrage Mitchinamecus so there can be effects on the gauge that you may not see on the section of river that you would be paddling.

Bazin is a really fun trip especially the 25km section before the confluence with the Gatineau, that section might be my all time favourite whitewater run as it's almost continual Class II/III.

If you are doing the whole river starting in Parent watch out for the rapid at the first bridge you come to (it's"new" and may not be shown on the cartepleinair map....I haven't checked recently), it's pushy there and there is danger on river left. The major rapid upstream from there can be run centre-left, if you try to "sneak" on the right you may get caught up in the bushes that block the liftover of the ledge on river right.



If you have any questions ask quick, I'm heading out Sunday and won't be back until October.

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PostPosted: September 5th, 2020, 4:16 pm 
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thank you!!


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PostPosted: September 6th, 2020, 8:03 pm 
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Hi Jim,
I've no answer for you, but who are you getting to do your shuttle, or are you doing it yourself?

thanks,
rab


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PostPosted: September 6th, 2020, 8:16 pm 
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I'm not sure.........I believe it might be a local outfitter doing the shuttle, if not we have 2 vehicles


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PostPosted: September 7th, 2020, 10:03 am 
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Weighing in for Jim. The shuttle is being done with:
Pourvoirie du Club Gatineau
1 rivière Gatineau
Ferme-Neuve, Qc
J0W 1C0
819-440-9566
www.clubgatineau.com


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