Friday, December 23, 2011

View dam alternatives

A perfect example of rocks put in a river is the Argo Dam bypass on the Huron River.
The project was begun at the end of the summer and the race re-opened about a week ago.
Some of the construction crew  took kayaks out on the water as soon as the stones were in place.
The water in the race can be controlled by increasing or decreasing water going over the Argo Dam.

In the spring an asphalt path along the river will be put in .
Renovation work on the river itself depends on DTE Energy.

The complete article can be seen here -

There is a slot - along with eddy's on the left and right .

Sunday, December 18, 2011

River paddling thru meanders

Understanding how water flows will enhance your paddling fun.
Getting hung up on sandbars and silt deposits can be annoying.

Staying on the ""outside"" edge of a bend will help a paddler
maintain momentum thru the twists and turns on the river.

Helicoidal Flow : a corkscrew movement in a meander
This is what moves material from the Outside of a bend
and deposits it on the Inside of the next bend.

Next time out - pay attention to the flow.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Calories burned while kayaking

This a very well done article going in depth to the issues of calorie expenditure,
kayaking, paddling, etc. Definitely worth a read and take your time, it's a lot to digest.

Calories_burned_while_kayaking.pdf (application/pdf Object)

A completely alternate view of it all is shown here :

There are numerous ways to keep in shape over the winter months.
Many things can be done in the comfort of your own home relatively cheaply.

Happy Holidays every one !


Sunday, December 04, 2011

Northern Shiawassee River issues

Northern Shiawassee River group activities
Nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the
environment through action and education.
Lone Tree Council’s web site dedicated wholly to Dow Chemical’s dioxin contamination
of 52 miles of river and the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Snyder notices Shiawassee River

 In a recent Q and A session Thursday with The Saginaw News,
 the governor of Michigan Rick Snyder addressed a wide-range of issues

"""Too often people get into this thing. There’s a silo for the environment, and there’s a silo for the economy, and that’s a flawed model. So I really want to communicate it’s a symbiotic relationship, that they co-exist, and how can we really make that partnership really work."""

"""A great model is the Nature Conservancy. I was on their board for a long time, here in Michigan. And they’re a good role model. They’ve had some good projects on the Shiawassee River in terms of innovations there."""

Published: Friday, December 02, 2011, 8:27 AM     Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 2:47 PM