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Proposed Zambezi River Dam Puts Prime Stretch of Whitewater at Risk

But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.

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On Tap: Sickline 2012

10.03.2012

A preview of the fifth annual Adidas Sickline Championship.

Rescue for River Runners

10.01.2012

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat expert Jim Coffey and Five2Nine Productions’ Mike McKay for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here, in Episode Six, Coffey covers the basics of rescue PFD use.

Kayaking Ukraine: Take-Out

09.28.2012

Episode 10 of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

Kayaking Ukraine: The Dam

09.27.2012

Episode Nine of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

SCENE: Waiting for Gales

09.24.2012

This October, the Illinois- and Michigan-based organizers of the Gales Storm Gathering hope the mighty Michipicoten is at its gnarliest best for their second-annual rough-water sea kayaking festival, which debuted last year on Lake Superior’s south shore in Marquette, Mich.

Kayaking Ukraine: Snakes And A Storm

09.24.2012

Episode Eight of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage IV)

09.21.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

Gauley Folly

09.19.2012

It may well be the largest whitewater gathering in the world. Filled with powerful rapids, late-night parties and more than a few walks of shame on Sunday morning, Gauley Fest is all it’s cracked up to be. While the rapids on West Virginia’s Gauley River are nothing short of classic, the real show is the festival: part county fair, part bacchanalia.

The Hidden Coast, Revealed

09.18.2012

The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival celebrates the other side of Florida.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage III)

09.18.2012

Dispatch No. 3 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

Voices: World Series Stage 4

09.17.2012

The top finishers at the Hiko Devils Extreme Race, Sept. 1 in the Czech Republic, weigh in on the AWP Whitewater World Series as it heads to Austria for the fifth of six stages.

Back to School

09.14.2012

As Dave and Amy Freeman’s three-year, 11,700-mile North American Odyssey enters the homestretch, the Illinois-based outdoor educators have issued themselves a challenge that could amount to the expedition’s crux: To visit 50 schools as they sea kayak the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Key West.

The Home Stretch

09.12.2012

Catching up with Ohio’s Josh Tart, who set off on his fishing kayak 15 months ago to complete the 6,000-mile Great Loop around the eastern United States, nearing the end of journey.

90-Mile Monster

09.12.2012

Coverage from this weekend’s 30th annual Adirondack Canoe Classic, a grueling three-day, 90-mile race from Old Forge to Saranac Lake, N.Y., which includes over five miles of carries, following the first leg of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

Message from the Coast Guard: Put a sticker on it

09.10.2012

All of us have one thing in common with screen legend Russell Crowe: If we get lost at sea, the men and women of the United States Coast Guard will come looking for us. Here the USCG provides timely information on Operation Paddle Smart with advice for small craft enthusiasts on how to stay safe, be responsible, and help SAR responders during an actual emergency by obtaining an “If Found” sticker.

Kayaking Ukraine: The Shortcut

09.10.2012

Entering a small inlet at the southern tip of Hortitsa we find peaceful and clear water. This place seems to be made for baidarkas, and we soon meet three families paddling Neris 3 baidarkas in the calm canals and flowery marshes.

Beaver Fever

09.07.2012

Chris Gragtmans reports from the festive upstate New York weekend of races for the King of New York series, which included two events taking advantage of releases on the Taylorville, Mosier, and Eagle sections of the Beaver River, as well as the Black and the Raquette.

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