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Approach to Ice Out and High Water

2019 April 22

In a normal year, the Ottawa River is largely ice free by April 15, often earlier. This year, there wasn't a sign of open water, even out in the middle until a few days ago. But now Spring is coming with a vengeance. The Ottawa is rising and opening up, although it has a long way to go; the local creeks and the Chalk River are in full spring flood. To the best of my recollection, I have never seen the Chalk River as high as it currently is. It's northern edge is lapping the old rail bed beside Hwy. 17.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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The Deep River pier as seen from Centennial Rock.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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A closer view.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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Mount Martin as seen from the old motorboat ramp.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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Approach to ice-out along the Deep River Waterfront

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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The Deep River Pier is flooded and closed to traffic.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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The Deep River Pier.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront

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The Deep River Marina.

High water at the Deep River Golf Course

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The ninth hole of the Depp River Golf Course has been claimed by Kennedy Creek.

Kennedy Creek at Hwy 17 in Deep River

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Kennedy Creek south of Hwy. 17 in Deep River.

The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road

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Approaching the Chalk River along Forestry Road from the west. There were three young teenage boys here on their bicycles. One of them was rather wet.

The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road

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The Corry Lake Bridge when approaching from the east.

From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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Corry Lake.

From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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From the Corry Lake Bridge looking downstream.

From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road

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Forestry Road.

The Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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Usually you can paddle your canoe under the bridge, even at high spring levels -- although some years, it is a bit tight.

Loon on Corry Lake from the Corry Lake Bridge

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Loon on Corry Lake. Where'd this guy come from?

The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road  doesnt stop the ATVs

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While the road may be closed, that didn't stop the ATVs.

The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road  doesnt stop the ATVs

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From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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Some more shots from the Corry Lake Bridge.

From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River

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Some early season kayakers.

The Chalk River at Hwy 17

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The Chalk River at Hwy. 17

The Chalk River at Hwy 17

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The Chalk River at Hwy 17

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The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

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The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy. 17

The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

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The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

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The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

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The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

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high water ice out

Chalk River Deep River Hwy. 17 Krennedy Creek