Thinking of running the Kipawa this weekend for the first time, with some younger experienced open boaters. Is this flow suitable for tandem tripping-style canoe (outfitted)? Also is it possible to take-out at Broken Bridge or elsewhere to only run the first half?
We were up there a month ago when they had the dam completely shut off, and the minumum flow is, due to the much reduced seepage through the new coffer dam on river right, significantly less than what it used to be. We estimated the new minimum flow at around 5 cms, the river is definitely not runnable any more at this level.
Also be aware that, due to the construction, the old put-in at the base of the earthen dam on river right is gone and a construction site right now, so you will have to find an alternate put-in in Laniel.