Video: What it takes to make a white water river.

Saturday, 08 November 2008
Friend of the site, Tony Palmer of Undercurrents in Calgary sent me a really cool video from a piece on science show, Daily Planet.

It shows the process of making artificial rivers out of natural rivers and highlights the river course on the Kananaskis River in Alberta.

I knew it was quite a science but never realized just how difficult it was to make that perfect wave.

Also, Tony said that the construction in the video (and some not shown) had a project budget of around $200,000 so it isn't cheap indeed! It took about two years to get the fundraising, grant submitting and permit to make it all come together.

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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