Ammons, Doug
September 2008
Paddler;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p24
The article focuses on the significance of measuring the rapidity of flowing river water to determine the hazard in kayaking and rafting. There are various classes of rating scale of flowing water, of which Classes III and IV involve a large increase in difficulty and a coincident development of skills until, at Classs IV+, the rapids to deal with are complex and often ferocious.


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