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 […]
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Water levels on the Huron River are well below where they have been the last few summers at this time. Some sections of the Upper Huron in Livingston and Oakland Counties have been been particularly affected, with water levels more than 2-3 feet below where they were last year. That’s making sections that are normally […]
The Natural Resources Trust Fund continues to be a critical source of funding for major projects in the Huron River watershed. In the 2020 grant cycle, about $880,000 will go to five important projects, two of which are immediately along the Huron River Water Trail. The Huron River Watershed Council supported each of these projects. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Huron River National Water Trail winds through natural areas, traverses historic cities, and ends at Pointe Mouillee on Lake Erie. Paddlers of all skill levels can find a place to refresh themselves along its length, but remember to prepare before you go and be smart as you enjoy your trip. Get to know the […]