One of my first thoughts is always whether or not the sandbars are getting washed away on the Wisconsin River. I don't know, but if they are I imagine new sand is always being created and washed down to replenish the stuff on its way to the delta down in Louisiana.
This is a wet year by any measure, but the river seems to be plugging along in fairly normal fashion. It looks to me like the sandbars s/b out and available. It's just a matter of me being out and available. Here are some looks at the water data for this year. Pay attention to the left side axis as the units might change from graph to graph.
2013 Spring and Summer water levels
But how does 2013 stack up alongside 2012? or the preceding years for that matter?
And then there is rain fall.
Certainly compared to last year cumulative rain fall is vastly different
Then again looking at things over a hundred year span:
What's it all mean? It still rains, the river still flows and I love paddling!