Late-summer Va. kayaking, canoeing at height

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Associated Press

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 2:00 AM

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Many Virginia rivers are at levels that are unusually high for this time of year.

That's true for the Rappahannock River, which typically is reduced to a trickle by the end of summer. But for outfitters in the Fredericksburg area, the current conditions are nearly ideal.

Bill Micks is co-owner of the Virginia Outdoor Center in Fredericksburg. He told The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/16LE8eG ) he's hoping for another couple weeks of strong business in rental canoes, kayaks and other flotation devices for river enthusiasts to loll in. The season runs into early October.

Earlier this year, the high waters were too much of a good thing. Micks said high waters took a big bite out of his business.

Other Virginia outfitters have had similar experiences this year.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/

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