Missouri’s premier event for canoeists has been moved to Kansas this year. Flooding on the Missouri River have forced organizers to move the Missouri River 340 to the Kansas River. This year’s competitors will paddle 150 miles on the Kansas River from Manhattan to Kaw Point, near Kansas City. The Coast Guard won’t let racers use the Missouri River unless it is below flood stage.
The race is still scheduled for July, but if the Kansas River also is above flood stage, the event will be moved to August.