6:36 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Whitewater Challenge

Kayakers and others will "take the challenge" on the course this weekend in Charles City
Credit Justin DeVore

Water has been a challenge this spring for many Iowa communities as excessive rainfall sends residents heading for higher ground. This weekend, Charles City officials, in the north central part of the state, are hoping thousands will run toward the Cedar River instead of away from it. It's the site of the second Whitewater Challenge where kayakers and other paddlers play in the water for fun and sport.

IPR's Pat Blank talks with organizers and participants of the Charles City Whitewater Challenge

A kayaker makes his way along one of the features in the Charles City Whitewater Park
Credit Justin DeVore