Stories of the Ausable
Whitewater paddling the Ausable watershed
Whitewater paddling is not for everyone. To enjoy it safely you need hours of proper training, a variety of specialized equipment, and a group of experienced people with whom to paddle. Those who have made the investment, however, have something to look forward to during mud season.
Take a deep breath, now, thank the diatoms
A group of single-celled organisms ubiquitous in freshwater lakes, streams, rivers, as well as marine environments is responsible for 20-50% of the oxygen you breathe.
Why Do Rivers Flood?
Flooding occurs when the flow of water in a stream increases to the point of filling the channel and overtopping its banks. In a healthy, balanced river, a bankfull flood – when flows just begin to spill out of the channel – moves small sediment...