Entries by Daniel Brown

Heavy Storms Remove Drought Conditions, Restore Water Levels

At the end of May, we reported that moderate drought conditions and low water levels were making paddling on the Huron River challenging. The extreme precipitation that fell over Southeast Michigan and flooded Detroit at the end of June has removed the drought conditions in our watershed. Before the storms, the chance that drought conditions […]

Cold Weather, Cold Water Paddling Safety Tips

How to stay safe when the water is cold We’ve been cooped up all winter and many of us are itching to get back on the water. Before you venture out on the Huron River or any waterbody in the preseason cold, there are additional safety precautions you should take. Paddling in your kayak or […]

Gift Ideas for Paddlers

Do you have a kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddle boarding (SUP) enthusiast in your life? Here are our top 11 gift ideas for paddlers! Before we get started, a disclaimer: The items listed below are examples of the types of things we like, but we are not endorsements of any specific item, retailer, or […]

Huron River Liveries Begin to Reopen with Pandemic Precautions

The Huron River Water Trail’s kayak and canoe rental services are following state and CDC guidance as they each reopen by May 30th. Outfitters are operating at reduced capacity or with changes to normal services. As always, river conditions can affect the services offered, and water levels on the Huron River have been very high. […]

Paddling safely during COVID-19

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer extended the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order until May 15. Please remember to stay home as much as you possibly can and stay at least 6 feet from others if out. People should do everything they can to stay away from others outside their own […]

PFAS in Foam on the Huron River Water Trail

As the emerging threat of PFAS has unfolded across Michigan and on the Huron River, it’s raised concerns about recreation. Swimming, bathing, and boating on the Huron River Water Trail are still okay. For those activities, continue to enjoy the water as you have with a few minor precautions. PFAS isn’t a health risk when […]

PFAS in Fish on the Huron River

Don’t eat fish from the Huron River. The State of Michigan has tested fish from multiple location on the Huron River and found high levels of PFAS. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a Do Not Eat Fish Advisory for the entire river. Because fish are mobile, the Huron River Watershed Council […]