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Experienced Canoeist: Stay Out Of The Spokane River!

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane River's flow is up to 26,100 cubic feet per second. That is about ten times more than what we would see in the summer. An experienced canoeist, John Schwartz has some advice for people wanting to head out to the river.

"If you are an inexperienced paddler or boater, stay out of the water period," Schwartz said. Spokane Fire Department Captain Kevin McCullom said to stay away from the river completely if you can. "This water temperature right now can kill you pretty fast," McCullom said.

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