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High-water levels may be caused by upstream rains or water released through a dam. High water usually means swifter currents. Stay out of swift currents unless you are sure you can paddle through safely. If you planned only a leisurely trip, high water can be hazardous.

Low-water levels can cause you to run aground or scrape submerged objects such as rocks. Stay in deeper channels when possible.

Be aware of seasonal changes in water levels.