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Oof! Ron K. rolling over in his grave. 😢

https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/village-approves-river-tubing-electric-park
 

Fished a Dupe bass tourney a couple weeks ago. Only six kayak anglers. Anyway, floated from Black Road down to Shepley Road. Lots of tubers from Cottage Street (59) on. Bad down towards Shepley. Drunk and raucous. Saving grace was some nice curvy and rocky runs down that way. Much different than the farm fields of southern Naperville and Plainfield. Worth exploring. 

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i bet he's rolling over along with a few choice words lol

hopefully they don't leave too much garbage in the river and nobody drowns. be nice to see a glass ban....

how'd you do in the tourney?

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Scroll to bottom of pages for tournament results:

Super Duper: Round 1:

https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/super-duper-round-1-west-branch-dupage-river

Super Duper Round 2:

https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/super-duper-round-2-west-branch-dupage-river
 

There’s a Fox River kayak fishing tourney this Saturday, June 20:

https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/fantastic-river-fox-fox-river-il

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congrats and good luck!!!

i'm not tournament ready. bump board cracked thru plus a couple other challenges. maybe fall.... hopefully next year

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This makes me cringe. Just what we need, more trash and urine in the river. It’s been happening already. Now they have a means to help facilitate it. 

Cold weather sounds good again.

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On 6/17/2020 at 1:54 PM, Eric said:

Oof! Ron K. rolling over in his grave. 😢

https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/village-approves-river-tubing-electric-park
 

Fished a Dupe bass tourney a couple weeks ago. Only six kayak anglers. Anyway, floated from Black Road down to Shepley Road. Lots of tubers from Cottage Street (59) on. Bad down towards Shepley. Drunk and raucous. Saving grace was some nice curvy and rocky runs down that way. Much different than the farm fields of southern Naperville and Plainfield. Worth exploring. 

Are the bacterial levels low enough to do that safely?

I saw a bunch of them launching at the Mack Road lot. 

"Kris Most, president of the company and Plainfield resident said the operation will be start up with goals to create a family-oriented recreation opportunity,"

Translation:

Anything to make a  buck.

 

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It’s not like nobody ever went tubing on the DuPage before. On weekends during the summer there are always dozens of tubers on the lower end of the river. They just aren’t sanctioned by the local town.  

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Yesterday I was passing the Dupe around Shorewood/ Plainfield.  I counted 40 cars at one spot.  There were tubers everywhere.  Looked mostly to be families with a zillion kids.  as you would kids were splashing water over their heads etc.  basically swimming.  Do towns discharge into the dupe?

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There is a water treatment plant that discharges water into the DuPage near the confluence of the East and west branches. That’s the only one I’m aware of.

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I believe Downers Grove, Woodridge, Lisle, and Bolingbrook, all have wastewater treatment plants that empty into the East Branch.  I believe West Chicago, Warrenville, Naperville, Plainfield, Shorewood and Channhon have treatment plants that empty into the main branch.  There could be more but those are the ones of which Im aware. So yes there is a tremendous amount of treated wastewater in the river.

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I read some years ago that 60 to 80% of water is effluent when at summer low levels. On a dry summer the gauges would jump each night as the plants discharge when there is less public use. Still the water quality is higher there than the Fox or Kank. I wouldn't want to swim in  or eat anything from it.

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11 hours ago, John Loebach said:

I read some years ago that 60 to 80% of water is effluent when at summer low levels. On a dry summer the gauges would jump each night as the plants discharge when there is less public use. Still the water quality is higher there than the Fox or Kank. I wouldn't want to swim in  or eat anything from it.

It's higher than the Kank?  That would be suprising. 

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