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Kayakers converge on Cedar Falls


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- They were riding the rapids in Cedar Falls Saturday afternoon.

The Prairie Rapids Paddlers put on a freestyle kayaking event at Gateway Park drawing in participants from as far away as Omaha and Chicago.  Group members believe this area is one of the best in the midwest for the sport, and they have plans to possibly make it even bette.

 "What we really want to do is develop this section of the river so that we can actually build a whitewater park," says group member Ty Graham, "It's kind of like building a skate park out of water where you build different types of hydraulic ramps and water jumps if you will."

The group also has plans to build a park in Charles City.  Construction on that project may take place as early as this upcoming winter.

Online reporter Mark Woodley

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