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Playak Weekly Digest - week 06, 2018
Playak Weekly Digest
The world's top paddling news in week 06, 2018.
American Rivers Finding a solution for Arinona’s water requirements that’s dependent on Colorado River
American Rivers - Arizona remains in a lingering drought, and with the structural over use of the Colorado River, more must be done to support the river and keep Arizona’s water supply out of shortage. Passage of a Drought Contingency Plan is an important step for the preservation of Lake Mead water levels.
International Rivers African National Congress (ANC) energy policy favours the controversial Inga 3 Dam
International Rivers - In December 2017, the African National Congress (ANC) proclaimed that they would make use of cleaner energy technologies adopting renewable energy. The Economic Transformation Policy document talked about this. However, in the forthcoming Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that outlines how South Africa would meet it’s long-term energy needs, it is mentioned that the country would continue to rely on importing new hydropower, such as from the controversial Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Palm Blogs Standing up for the Morača river - Balkan Rivers Tour
Palm Blogs - Morača attracted the usual supporters; Mostly kayakers, some supporting NGOs, and a few ecologists. The action had almost no local support, be it residents or media. Morača remains one of a very few larger rivers in Europe to remain completely free-flowing. The Govt. of Montenegro is planning to build five hydro power plants which would completely devastate one of the most beautiful river canyons in Europe
Chris Wing Whitewater Safety Gear thought - Whitewater full-face helmet
Chris Wing - I want to preface by saying that I absolutely think there is a place for a “good” full face in the whitewater kayak market. Some of my thoughts on why you would use one to supplant skill, well, that’s an entirely different conversation altogether and maybe one that we should all have with ourselves.
Palm Blogs Packing for a Multi-Day in Peru
Palm Blogs - If you have never done a multi-day, Peru is the best place to go, you have rivers of different styles and levels of multi-days from class 3 to 5.
Gary Engberg Outdoors Ice Fishing Season at Eagle River
Gary Engberg Outdoors - Incoming cold, snow keep good times going in Eagle River. Ice fishing season is here. View the complete fishing report below.
Jackson Kayak Deception Pass Dash
Jackson Kayak - The Deception Pass Dash, an incredible competition hosted annually at Deception Pass State Park in Oak Harbor, Washington.
Traversing Leatherman Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Revival of Original Pocket Survival Tool
Traversing - I’m incredibly proud to introduce a Limited Edition Pocket Survival Tool nearly identical to my original design. Every tool is crafted just like the original, but not in my garage.
Canoe Kayak Winter Outdoor Retailer Gear Roundup
Canoe Kayak - Eye-catching accessories from the floor at the 2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer convention in Denver. The post Winter Outdoor Retailer gear roundup appeared first on Canoe & Kayak Magazine.
unsponsored New playmaster of the river - Jackson Kayak MixMaster
unsponsored - Meet the new playmaster of the river! It slices & dices every drop of water with a super-low volume, high-performance bow & stern.
Rapid Magazine Blog Three Perfect New Whitewater Helmets
Rapid Magazine Blog - Keep your head safe and look cool doing it.
Traversing Groundhog Day 2018
Traversing - Well it's Groundhog Day again. The fate of our outdoor adventures rests in the hands of our Canadian ace weather predictors, Wiarton Willie, Shubenacadie Sam, Balzac Billy and Manitoba Merv.
SUP Magazine Aussie Powerhouse James Casey
SUP Magazine - The Australian race powerhouse talks training, competition, board-class and the future of SUP. The post Core Commentary: Aussie Powerhouse James Casey appeared first on SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling .
SUP Magazine Beloved SUP Environmentalist Bob Purdy passes away, but he is an inspiration
SUP Magazine - Bob Purdy, founder of Paddle for the Planet and World Paddle for the Planet Day, star of "The Paddler" movie and a leading proponent of using SUP to inspire environmental activism, died this week after a battle with cancer.
Adventure Kayak Ed Gillet’s 63 Day Solo Odyssey
Adventure Kayak - There were days when blue and gold mahi-mahi frolicked around his kayak like puppies, when the sea was a perfect royal blue and trade winds surfed him to 80-mile days.
Athletes with top online media coverage in February
1. Drew Gregory
2. Mo Freitas
3. Rafael Ortiz
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