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NOAA Predicts Hot, Dry Summer 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 90-day forecast, covering June, July and August, is out. You can find it here: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=1

Locally, drought is expected to descend over the summer, and many waterways are likely to become uncomfortably low for navigation. In other words, don’t delay, get out there and play.

Aleksander Doba Shows How It’s Done 
Kayaker Aleksander Doba, 2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, has set out to cross the Atlantic from New York to Portugal. While that might sound impressive in and of itself, bear in mind that Doba turns 70 this year. Now what was your excuse for not getting out? Adventure Kayak has the story: https://www.rapidmedia.com/adventurekayak/categories/news/7688-aleksander-doba-new-york-to-portugal

Statesman’s Guide to the Local Willamette 
Zach Urness, at the Statesman Journal, has produced a short guide to nearby runs on the Willamette. You may review it, here: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2015/05/29/guide-floating-willamette-river-near-salem/27987679/