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Paddle from Winooski River mouth

Launch time: 11:30 a.m.

Paddle out to the lake at the river mouth, then figure out where to go based on wind at the time.
Drysuit or 4mm wetsuit REQUIRED.
RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
1016 AM EST FRI NOV[masked]

.THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN FORECAST...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. WAVES 1 TO 2
FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS, DECREASING TO AROUND 5
KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WAVES AROUND 1 FOOT.
.SATURDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. WAVES BUILDING TO 1 TO 2 FEET BY THE
AFTERNOON.

LATEST LEVEL AND TEMPERATURE DATA FROM AROUND LAKE CHAMPLAIN
LEVEL TEMPERATURE
USGS GAGE AT ROUSES POINT NY 95.01 FEET
USGS GAGE AT BURLINGTON VT 95.10 FEET 40 DEGREES
KING STREET FERRY DOCK 94.96 FEET 45 DEGREES
COLCHESTER REEF 52 DEGREES
DIAMOND ISLAND 44 DEGREES
Other required equipment: PFD, sprayskirt, pump, paddle float, extra paddle, change of clothes,
Recommended: snacks or lunch, hot beverage, gloves, hat, hood.
Return time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.

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  • Cathy F.

    Fun paddle in very cold weather. Had to move the launch to USCG in BUrlington due to heavy icing on the Winooski River and no access to the lake. Choppy conditions with a steady 15-17 kt wind all day. Paddled down to Oakledge and back, then swim tested drysuits and gear.

    November 30, 2013

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