Though it is slower than the spring-fed Ozark rivers, the Sac has an extensive drainage, a number of floatable tributaries, fairly clear water and some good fishing. It is the closest river of its size and type for residents of the Kansas City area and, therefore, many canoeists have cut their canoeing teeth on it. The Sac River berween Stockton Dam and Truman Lake can be extremely hazardous to boaters during power generation at Stockton. This section of the river is constantly changing due to power generation flows. Deep holes have filled with gravel, the channel has widened and the float difficulty is less than before the dams were built.

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Sac River



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