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Fall Drawdown October 9-12
The fall drawdown for the Thornapple River above Cascade Dam begins on Thursday October 9 and lasts until Sunday October 12. This is a unique opportunity to travel the river and exprience how the upper sections were before the dam was built. You might also see what caused that bent propeller last summer. Get out and enjoy the river!

We sent summer out with a bang at the September 6th river fireworks display. Due to overwelming support at the CTRA Annual Meeting there was a fireworks display on the river this year. It was a great night and a great show. A big thank you to all that contributed to making the show a reality.
Winter is coming!
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Mission. The purpose of this organization is to protect and perpetuate the natural resources in and around the Thornapple River, Kent County, Michigan from the Cascade Dam south to the Alaska Bridge (68th Street). This organization shall also inform and educate riverside residents of their obligations to protect the environmental integrity of the river and encourage safe and responsible operation of watercraft. This organization shall also provide a single entity for riverside residents to deal with commercial businesses and governmental agencies in order to accomplish the purposes of this organization. This organization shall also engage in other activities to improve property values and enhance the experience of riverside living.
Last updated 10/7/2014 All Images unless specified belong to the CTRA.