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August 2019
8/17 - 8/18 – Jim Falls Release - Chippewa Falls, WI*
Jim Falls, WI (~2h from Twin Cities)
10AM-3PM 650cfs

There is a sign in sheet at each Recreational Release at the Old Y Bridge just south of the Historical Marker put-in. PLEASE SIGN IN PRIOR TO GETTING ON THE WATER!

Boater participation for these releases is tracked by Xcel Energy and used by the Lower Chippewa River Implementation Team to make decisions in relation to Whitewater Recreation Releases at Jim Falls. Making your attendance known will help insure this great paddling spot remains available.
September 2019
9/7 - 9/8 – Thompson Dam Recreational Release
St. Louis River In Thompson MN

Releases are expected to be approximately 700 cfs
but are dependent on natural river flow at the time of the event.
September 2019
9/21 - 9/22 – Last Ditch Race
September 21, 2019: Wolf River Last Ditch race (citizen slalom) 

Last Ditch, Wolf River, Langlade, WI 

Tentative due to both a schedule reservation lockout that far in advance (they have a new process), and because we also need a race director. Willing to be a race director? Please reach out to the spring race director for the Wolf to get an idea of what that entails (Michelle Grimm (mmgrimm26@hotmail.com), Phone: 715-252-3506), or contact any other board member. 

Thursday 1PM preliminary gate setup and open practice. Friday Noon to 3 finalize gates on course. 3:30 PM, coaching groups and open practice, early registration. 

Saturday Registration 8:30 AM. Race start 10:30 AM, POT LUCK LUNCH 12:30-1:30. AWARDS at Bear Paw 6:30 PM. 

Class II. Course will be adjusted as needed to accommodate paddlers of all abilities. 

More information about this slalom race and the rest of the races in our citizen's race series can be found on the Buttercup website, [www.sws-wis.com] . At all events we enthusiastically welcome new and experienced racers, volunteers, and spectators.