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PostPosted: April 16th, 2002, 8:13 pm 
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I foundTHIS practical site for up to date water flows in most Quebec rivers.
It is designed mostly as a flood warning site but is also very practical if you are planning to head out and try any spring whitewater canoe runs. These figures give you a good idea if levels are going up or down.Always wise to check before heading out into the unknown.
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Derek, thanks for the info, Iv`e book marked the page. We`ve been doing more and more paddling in Quebec. A beautiful province with some of the best waterways we`ve seen, with some realy super people.

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Derek, thanks for the info, Iv`e book marked the page. We`ve been doing more and more paddling in Quebec.


If ever that site goes "off air" after the spring runoffs , you can also bookmark
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca/info_debit ... CGINH.html for river flows all summer long.
I can hear the rapids just up from the house right now on the Jacques Cartier, thundering like ten locamotives passing by. I don't think I will be chancing those rapids while they're in such a state of spring rage :smile:

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Can anyone tell me what the water levels look like on the Noire this year? Better than last year? Worse?

I should be there in August and I don't want to have to walk it...


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Derek is there anything that would be close to the Dumoine to give an indication of flow?
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I foundTHIS practical site for up to date water flows in most Quebec rivers.
It is designed mostly as a flood warning site but is also very practical if you are planning to head out and try any spring whitewater canoe runs. These figures give you a good idea if levels are going up or down.Always wise to check before heading out into the unknown.
Derek


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On 2002-06-03 20:59, Glen Miller wrote:
Derek is there anything that would be close to the Dumoine to give an indication of flow?

What we need in Canada is a nationwide service such as http://water.usgs.gov/waterwatch/
to give us up to date river info.
Unfortunately, that great site I mentioned earlier in this thread has now stopped posting latest river levels .It was a service designed more for flood warnings with spring thaws.Too bad they didn't see the wisdom in continuing the service as a safety feature for canoeists the rest of the summer.
However , if you go to this site :
http://www.canot-kayak.qc.ca/ and then click on "Info-Debit" in the left menu column, you can get similiar info although sometimes the data is a few days old.
As far as the Dumoine info you wanted, I guess your best option is to get the latest info from the fly-in outfitters who would know about sudden changes in river levels.Or if you check the flow of the Coulonge river,you might get an idea of how rivers are running in that area.
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Are the rivers all running higher on account of the rain volume in June? Any trends in terms of what this might mean for August water levels. I'm looking for info. on the Noire in particular in August. Merci!


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On 2002-06-10 12:11, mazhude wrote:
Are the rivers all running higher on account of the rain volume in June? Any trends in terms of what this might mean for August water levels. I'm looking for info. on the Noire in particular in August. Merci!

Yes most rivers in Quebec are now running higher than normal because of ample rainfall and also, in some cases, because of late lake thaw-outs in northern parks that feed the rivers to the south.
However, I wouldn't count on June conditions to predict higher levels for August.A few weeks of dry weather,which most summers bring,will lower all rivers to normal levels.
As for the Noire river , I have never canoed it but I guess the August river levels will depend on how many streams and small rivers feed into it.A few days of good rain could then save your canoe bottom from excessive late-summer scratches :smile:
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