It’s July, With Plenty of Rain Still in the Weather Forecasts.

We can’t control Mother Nature, or the amount of rain she sends, but we can take steps to make our WT adventures enjoyable and safe. Several events were canceled or rescheduled in late June due to bad weather or either high or low water levels. Such is the fate of our WT event calendar, so we recommend that you double check before driving any distance to an event.

Check the river level and weather forecast before you head out. These localized “cloudbursts” can create a flash flood along one stream, while another watershed may be unaffected.

As always — Please be careful out there! Remember to wear your PFD, paddle with others, know your capabilities, and file a float plan.

Enjoy twice the Full Moon Paddling opportunities in July–both July 1 and July 31!  Many paddler clubs and recreation groups will be scheduling events on or around those dates. A group in Cedar Rapids will shift theirs to July 3 to coincide with a fireworks display over the Cedar River (Email Nick Gaeta at: Some of you may be floating under the pyrotechnics in your communities on July 4.  Louisa CCB will be hosting a Full Moon Paddle on Lake Odessa on July 31.

We do our best to include all corrections, cancellations, and reschedules ASAP in our newsletters and other materials, but the most current info on events will probably always be the Events Calendar on the IWTA Website. Please contact us with your further additions or corrections: