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Dire Straits for Glen Canyon Dam; Lodore/Deso to See Higher Flows from Flaming Gorge Dam Releases

Boaters on the Grand this year can expect lower water. And those on stretches above Lake Powell, especially on the Green River in canyons...

Buy Sweet Clothes, Help Catawba Riverkeeper!

Yep, you heard right. Buy clothing from sustainable apparel brand Recover Brands, which prioritizes reducing, reusing, and recycling, and you can also help support Catawba...

Breaking News: Ocoee Whitewater Center Burns to Ground

Site of the 1996 Summer Olympics—and its Olympic flame—the Ocoee Whitewater Center, located along the banks of the Upper Ocoee in Ducktown, TN, was engulfed...

Jackson Kayak Introduces The Knarr Big Water Fishing Kayak

Jackson’s first fishing kayak in three years aims at answering the challenges of big water fishing.

Colorado Tops American Rivers’ 2022 Most Endangered Rivers List

Sounding the alarm that our nation’s rivers and clean water are in crisis—from catastrophic drought and disastrous floods to fish and other freshwater species...

Bird’s-eye View of the “New” Barrel Springs on the Colorado

While 2020’s Grizzly Creek fire wreaked havoc on the Colorado River’s Glenwood Canyon outside of Glenwood Springs, CO, the resulting mudslides also did the...

Special Excerpt/NRS Duct Tape Diaries: 10 Ways to Die on the Blue Nile River

“Welcome to Africa my river people. You must begin to exercise your flexibility in all ways: mentally, physically and spiritually. When we push off...

Mustang Survival’s Live Beyond Land Vid Showcases Kayak Angler Annie Nagel

Mustang Survival, a pioneer manufacturer of lifesaving solutions since 1967 for those pushing themselves to the extremes, has released Part 6 of its Live...

River Surf Town USA? Glenwood Wins Water Rights for 3 New WW Parks on Colorado

It already has the uber-sweet, river-wide Glenwood wave, which has proven a mainstay for river surfers (even if the eddy service is a tad...

Little White Salmon Kicks Off Extreme Race Season; Wells Wins for Men, Newman for Women

The year’s extreme kayak race season kicked off with a bang on Washington’s Little White Salmon River on March 26, with boaters crawling out...

Meet the USA Freestyle Kayak Squad; Next Stop, England Worlds!

Well, the USA Freestyle Kayaking Team’s Team Trials at Oklahoma City’s RiverSports Whitewater Center are all said and done, after a whirlwind of high-flying...

Oru Launches Kickstarter for “Lake” Kayak (Its Lightest Breakdown Yet)

Oru Kayak is at it again, this time unveiling what it calls its most groundbreaking origami boat design to date with its new Lake...

The Dusi: A Doozey of a Race

Chaos, carnage and camaraderie ruled at this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon 2022 in South Africa, with champions crowned but others struggling to cross the...

Small World Match: Outfitter Pledges to Match Donations to Ecuadorian Rivers Institute by 4/15

Outfitter Small World Adventures is putting its money where its river mouth is. The company announced that for all donations to the Ecuadorian Rivers Institute made by...

ICF Slalom Racer Details Escape from Ukraine

On February 24, Ukrainian slalom kayaker Viktoriia Dobrotvorska was woken by the sound of her phone going crazy, as news broke that her country was under...

Singleton to Retire as AW Head

For as long as most of us at Paddling Life can remember, Mark Singleton has been the life force behind conservation and river access...

NRS Releases “Changing the Flow” Film 

A story spanning nearly a decade, NRS Films’  Changing the Flow shows the world what can happen when women defy strict societal norms to find...

Down River Equipment Launches Used Gear Program

Used paddling gear just got easier to find. Wheat Ridge, Colo.'s Down River Equipment, a leading river equipment supplier and manufacturer, just launched a new...

A PL Q&A with Adventurer Jon Turk on New Book “Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu”

Lifelong adventurer Jon Turk has written a lot of paddling books, including “Crocodiles and Ice,” “In the Wake of the Jomon” and “The Raven’s...

American Rivers’ Top Ten Stewardship Issues for 2022

What are the top river issues paddlers will face in 2022? Read on for American Whitewater’s Top 10 list, leading off with, you guessed...

Ecuador’s Quijos River Claims Two Lives This Winter, Saddening Boating Community

Ecuador’s Quijos River claimed the lives this winter of two kayakers, saddening the boating community, friends and family members. While unrelated, the two deaths...

Blisters, Anyone? AR Panama Race Tests Mettle (Including 145KM of Sea Kayaking)

With Covid concerns slowly easing, Adventure Racing, with its finger-blistering and shoulder-blowing sea kayaking component, is coming back bigger and better than ever. Case in...

Canoecopia Back on Track Mar. 9-11

It's baaaacckkkk! After cancelling the show at the last minute when the pandemic first hit in 2020, and changing last year’s in-person show into...

NRS Movin’ and Shakin’

Moscow, Idaho’s Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is making moves with big internal developments including promotions in senior leadership, expansion of the product development team...

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New Rush Sturges Film Release! Paddle Tribal Waters

In 2024, the largest dam removal project in history will be completed on the Klamath River (Oregon/California). It will...
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Inside the Pyranha “Thigh Hooker” (Plus Vid from 16-year-old sensation Judah Harms)

With shorter to medium sized paddlers wanting a more aggressive thigh hook in many Pyranha boats, the company has...

Plastic Tides: Using Sea Kayaks to Help Rid the Ocean of Waste

(By Ken Campbell) My name is Ken Campbell and in addition to being a long-time kayak guide and instructor, I...

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