Worrisome white water

Rubin, Rita; Wiener, Leonard
May 1993
U.S. News & World Report;5/17/93, Vol. 114 Issue 19, p75
Discusses the swift currents and swirling rapids in rivers caused by the blizzards and heavy rains of the winter of 1993 that mean thrills for white-water enthusiasts. Dangerous rapids in high water; Advising the use of professional guides; Contact information; More.


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