Earlier this year J and I kayaked the stretch of the Minnesota River around Jordan, my new found friends at the ISK describe this seciton of the river as a fast flowing sewer. I can say that the water was a ghastly brown color and there was little to appeal to the eye about the section up river from the town, it appears that down river the landscape becomes more appealing as the river enters the flats arround savage and winds its way down to the Port. There is a 17 mile trip from Shakope to Near the Missippi that I plan on doing next year after the thaw. Whilst researching the trip I came across a great site run by the USGS that has realtime data of the river flow, located here.
by Christopher Crowhurst | Nov 27, 2008