Current Midwestern U.S. drought conditions as of July 6, 2021

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 […]

NIDIS map showing that drought conditions in Southern Michigan are likely to persist through Summer 2021

Dry Weather Causing Low Water Levels and Difficult Paddling Conditions

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 […]

Accessible Kayak Launch at Gallup Canoe Livery, Ann Arbor

$880,000 from Natural Resources Trust Fund Goes for Projects in the Huron River Watershed

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. […]

Cold Weather Paddling

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 […]

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