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Lake Columbia
Portage, WI

Great for a winter paddle since this lake is a cooling pond for a local coal-fired power plant. During the winter the water temps are anywhere from the mid 50s at the put-in and up to 80s as you approach the power plant. Due to all the fog created by the water to air temperature difference a compass comes in handy -check out these pics

An annual Jan 1 "Fog Bowl" is also held here -paddling starts around 9am with lunch at local pubs afterwards.

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