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    I would like to know if anyone running the Tanana River has any mishaps with the channel changes after the flooding this year. About a week ago I was stuck for about an hour as I completly read the river wrong. The main channel had moved along ways from what it had been for a long time. I hope that everyone avoids getting stuck but if they do please share with the rest of us.

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    I have not even been out on the Tanana this year. Did the mouth of the Chena open up any so that the Riverboat can get out on the Tanana again?

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    the tanana has changed but just read the river and you will be okay, went out yesterday and took channels that last year were impasable and crused thru with no problems.

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    Went out last week...Water is high and no problems. Just stay away from flat, calm water and you will be ok.
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    I've never run a river in my life and ran a small jet boat down the Tanana and back from Nenana to the Kantishna. WOW you have to be on your toes all the time to follow the channel. I learned to stay toward the cut banks.

    I ran aground once on the Kantishna but was able to read the Tanana much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkb View Post
    I've never run a river in my life and ran a small jet boat down the Tanana and back from Nenana to the Kantishna. WOW you have to be on your toes all the time to follow the channel. I learned to stay toward the cut banks.

    I ran aground once on the Kantishna but was able to read the Tanana much better.

    Yep, it's something you kind of have to pick-up rather quickly. The thing about running braided rivers like the tanana is that they are ever changing. Don't get to comfortable with it or else you can get in trouble rather quickly.

    Sound like you had a good time though.
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