Ashley Charlwood, of the WCA, said only 13 of the 300 "canoeable
" rivers in Wales have any access agreement.
The state is blessed with an abundance of canoeable
There are more than 350 canoeable
rivers and lakes in private ownership in Wales but negotiations over the past 50 years have succeeded in producing only about 20 formal access agreements.
Where I live in southwestern Montana, canoeable
rivers aren't scarce, but that's true nearly everyplace.
This year, with the reservoirs at record levels, the Russian will remain canoeable
into late fall.
According to the major independent canoeing guide in Wales, Chris Sladden's The Welsh Rivers, there are 300 plus rivers in Wales that are 'canoeable
' in this manner.
Approximately 85 of the 115 miles of the river are canoeable
. Anglers and boaters need to be aware, however, that the river gets extremely shallow in some places, with exposed rocks and boulders sometimes making it difficult to navigate.
Arizona is whitewater country, but the Colorado River below Parker Dam is canoeable
for about 100 miles.
Less than 5% of more than 300 stretches of canoeable
river across Wales currently allow kayakers, says the Welsh Canoeing Association.
It is the northernmost canoeable
section of the Sangerfield River which feeds into the Chenango River a few miles further south.