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PostPosted: August 15th, 2002, 8:20 pm 
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Has anyone paddled the Wakonassin river ? I've been thinking of running this river in the next 2 weeks . How far up can you go to start ? I was thinking mabey Expanse Lake . How are the water levels this time of year .
The Wakonassin runs into the Spanish River just above Agnew Lake . Scouter Joe


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I was scouting upstream from Mink Lake two years ago, in mid June, and it was awfully bony then already. The portage two km above Mink was overgrown and indicates no one has looked after it. I would try further down and be prepared to wade the shallow stretches.


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We tried going upstream on it from the Spanish thinking that we'd maybe play at the rapids that were marked on the map. Not a chance - it was far too shallow. Yet another run that could be a blast in spring run-off...


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PostPosted: August 16th, 2002, 8:58 am 
I'm only familiar with the river north of Gordon Chutes. Not many rapids and it does get shallow but a beautiful river.


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had a look at this in early July, pretty little river, prety low as well...


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Anyone tried this river in the fall? Do the levels pick up with the later season rains in Sept-Oct?

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PostPosted: September 6th, 2019, 1:18 pm 
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They will come up, but so much depends on the amount of rains, last year they got up to high spring flows and flood levels with one short good level last week of Sept. Easiest way is to watch the closest gauges and compare to levels from the spring. Everything is still in drought levels so it will take a good bit of water. If the trails have not been cleared in a long time as it appears by this thread your work could be cut out for you. All you can do is pick a date and if there is still no water go to plan "B"
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