High Water Levels in Clinch Park Ease Kayak Launching

Traverse City’s Clinch Park has water splashing up on the dock and spilling over onto the sidewalks.

Ducks were not the only ones enjoying the higher water levels.

A kayaker says he hasn’t seen the water this high in Traverse City in years.

“Half the parking lot was filled with water. As a matter of fact, the water level was way up to here. I even launched from in the grass with my kayak and then went out which made it nice, nice and easy,” Michael Kuffaro said.

Some of the walkways along the Boardman River were also underwater in places.