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OldGreyGoose
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05/19/2022 04:49PM  
This was just posted, 5/19/22...
 
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Jackfish
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05/19/2022 08:27PM  
It's hard to imagine the BH ranger station being flooded. It's several feet higher than the "normal" lake level, not to mention being a good 100' from the water. So amazing...
AdamXChicago
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05/19/2022 08:55PM  
Wow! Based on that water level, I bet the little inlet from Quetico Lake to Beaverhouse must be a raging torrent. Map usage this spring is going to be a bit more of a challenge with these topographic changes.
05/19/2022 08:58PM  
Jackfish: "It's hard to imagine the BH ranger station being flooded. It's several feet higher than the "normal" lake level, not to mention being a good 100' from the water. So amazing..."


The further down river a lake is the more extreme the rise. The difference can be astonishing. I bet the lakes between Kawinipi and Sturgeon are crazy right now.
05/19/2022 09:36PM  
Banksiana: "I bet the lakes between Kawinipi and Sturgeon are crazy right now. "


:-(

Guess we'll find out next week.
05/19/2022 09:57PM  
Jackfish: "It's hard to imagine the BH ranger station being flooded. It's several feet higher than the "normal" lake level, not to mention being a good 100' from the water. So amazing..."

I'm not reading it that way. The higher water/ice may have damage shore infrastructure and they just need a week to get things under control. I don't read it as the cabin having been flooded. I've never been there though.
OldGreyGoose
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05/19/2022 10:30PM  
That's the way I read it, Argo.
cburton103
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05/20/2022 01:14PM  
Banksiana: "
Jackfish: "It's hard to imagine the BH ranger station being flooded. It's several feet higher than the "normal" lake level, not to mention being a good 100' from the water. So amazing..."


The further down river a lake is the more extreme the rise. The difference can be astonishing. I bet the lakes between Kawinipi and Sturgeon are crazy right now. "


I was planning on camping on the island site on Keats the last couple days of May. Does anyone have any insight to the feasibility of getting there? Tips for moving water around portage landings, etc? Might just have to check with the outfitters and rangers when we get up to Atikokan in a week, and then play it by ear based on the conditions, such as possibly taking the tough portage from Sturgeon into Russell instead of paddling up the Russell Outflow into Sturgeon like normal.
05/20/2022 01:48PM  
I did see a recommendation from the Quetico Park staff to avoid the Russell rapids going from Sturgeon to Russell Lake. They are suggesting/strongly recommending taking the longer portage from Sturgeon to Russell. Might have been on here or. It might have been on Facebook. That being said in a week or two things will change.

I’d definitely call the park office as you get closer and get some guidance. They will have by far the most information and up to date recommendations.

I don’t need to pick up my permit at the office since I can get it through my outfitter. I’m still definitely stopping in the day before my trip to talk to them. My outfitter won’t really have information for down on the southern side of the park and information on the falls chain.

Ryan
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05/21/2022 02:31AM  
watch a bunch of videos on how to ferry a canoe across current.
timf1981
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05/21/2022 02:33AM  
cburton103: "
Banksiana: "
Jackfish: "It's hard to imagine the BH ranger station being flooded. It's several feet higher than the "normal" lake level, not to mention being a good 100' from the water. So amazing..."



The further down river a lake is the more extreme the rise. The difference can be astonishing. I bet the lakes between Kawinipi and Sturgeon are crazy right now. "



I was planning on camping on the island site on Keats the last couple days of May. Does anyone have any insight to the feasibility of getting there? Tips for moving water around portage landings, etc? Might just have to check with the outfitters and rangers when we get up to Atikokan in a week, and then play it by ear based on the conditions, such as possibly taking the tough portage from Sturgeon into Russell instead of paddling up the Russell Outflow into Sturgeon like normal."


watch a bunch of videos on how to ferry a canoe across current.
 
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