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Whitecap Kayak offers people a chance to learn more about the sport

WJFW-TV

Date: 7/16/2017 11:24:00 PM

Thanks to Whitecap Kayak, learning the ropes of whitewater kayaking is better than ever. Schroeter started the company 12 years ago to teach young people about the sport. "As they learn, then we have them help instruct and lead trips," said Schroeter

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Alabama Power hosts Logan Martin Lake public education forum

St. Clair News-Aegis

Date: 7/13/2017 2:26:00 PM

Another source for information on water quality is the Coosa River Keepers app, which offers a free swim guide for areas all over the country. The public can download the app at www.coosariver.org/swimguide and receive test results via email or text every

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Alabama Dept. of Health advises against eating certain fish species in annual report

ABC 33/40 News

Date: 7/10/2017 5:48:00 PM

In East Alabama, high mercury levels and PCB contamination have been found in certain fish in the Coosa River Basin. Officials say *at-risk groups should not eat any king mackerel, shark, swordfish, or tilefish. They should also limit white tuna to just

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Local woman honors drowned son with donation of lifejackets

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 7/7/2017 12:41:00 PM

“I had an officer tell me about the water,” Lewis said, gesturing toward the Coosa River, “ ’It looks really good on top, but once you get underneath that calm, it’s pure hell.’ “Not only do you need knowledge, but you need a lifejacket

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Friends remember Navy veteran and friend after death in Coosa River kayaking incident

CBS 42

Date: 7/5/2017 3:55:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) (WIAT) — Friends and family are remembering the life of Zachary

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The Lower Coosa segment, known as Coosa River Whitewater, has turbulent waters and Class III rapids. The fall line, the last stone underlayment supporting the Alabama uplands before the rivers grind deep into the plains on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, is an exciting place on any river in Alabama. It's especially loved on the Coosa River near the city of Wetumpka, whose very name means Rumbling Waters in Creek tongue.

The six miles of class I-III rapids, the eddies and standing waves bring people from everywhere to this run on the Coosa to flip, whirl and dive. And on top of that, there are the people who actually wanted to do those things as well.

One of the special things about whitewater on the Coosa is choice. With just one time through with an expert guide from a Wetumpka outfitter, you'll see that every peril has its not-so-perilous alternative. Take the notorious Moccasin Gap for example. Really good kayakers that use a play boat take the wave to the right of the enormous rock set into the river. If you have a long boat or aren't there to be a public spectacle, the class II drop to the left of the rock is for you. If you're a real novice, land your boat on the upstream side, haul it over the rock, and put back in on the quiet downstream side. Be sure to take advantage of the rock as a place to swim, paddle, picnic and sight see as wave after wave of visitors alight and leave like starlings.

The Coosa River Whitewater Festival is a three-day annual event sponsored by the Coosa River Paddling Club (CRPC), held in Wetumpka, Al. | Elmore County. Since 1985, the Whitewater Festival, which includes kayaking competitions, activities for amateur boaters, and live entertainment, has taken place on a section of the Coosa River between Jordan Dam and the city of Wetumpka. The festival is a charitable event, with proceeds benefiting groups devoted to environmental protection and the development of historic sites and trails along the river. The Whitewater Festival invites artists to create a design which focuses on various aspects of the festival including: canoes, kayaks, paddling, and the Moccasin Gap Kayak Competitions. Natural aspects of the Coosa River, such as plants and/or wildlife have at times been incorporated into some of the past designs.
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