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Over the River, Through the Woods

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Over the River, Through the Woods
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.19

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    weedy, receding, jetties, wastebasket, commercial, definition, shoreline, natural, fell, increase, among, therefore, release, rainfall, visible, debris
     content words:    Native American


Over the River, Through the Woods
By Beth Beutler
  

1     For the last few years, our lakes had been very low. All around the shoreline, we could walk out on peninsulas formed by the receding water. It was fun in one way but sad in another. The newly exposed shoreline looked raw and unnatural. The lower water level left me wondering what we would do when it was all gone.
 
2     Over the last several weeks, however, the evidence of the drought was slowly disappearing. Regular winter rainfall made the water levels in the lakes increase by several inches. This last week of heavy rainfall, day after day after day, even brought the lake and river levels up even more. In fact, they were approaching flood levels. The jetties that once existed no longer were visible and a wooded area near the shoreline was now covered with water.
 
3     We thought it would be fun to take our kayaks and explore some of this wooded area. We paddled quietly and began to maneuver among the trees and branches. Our kayak bottoms vibrated and rumbled as we passed over the top of logs and stumps. We passed under trees and through grassy, weedy areas. It was like going through an obstacle course. It took some skill to paddle around everything, but it was fun and interesting.

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