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Discharge and Gage Height near Francisco, NC

August 20, 2004.  Jeff and I had an awesome first time kayaking.  We rented two Liquidlogic Saphire Trekreational Kayaks from Dan River Canoe Co and made a 5 mile paddle on the Dan River with just superb weather.  Blue herons flew out of the old fir stands, rock cliffs, and bamboo bordering the river and followed us as we floated downstream.   And even though we started early, the sun warmed things up enough to take a float outside the boat.  We found Dan River Canoe Co. to be very professional and the owner, Dave, provided some nice tips on the way to the put in at Moore's Spring campground.  Being able to end the trip at the company is a nice advantage over having to wait for the livery pickup or stress about the time spent paddling.

River Depth at Francisco gauge = 1.5 feet   Discharge = 149 cubic feet per second