A yellow canoe goes over at Six Mile Falls in Bangor on Saturday, April 21, 2018, during the 52nd Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Although events like the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race were staged as planned this year, last week's heavy rains forced postponement of the Machias River Race until May 20.

Generally, rainfall is good for whitewater paddlers, who relish hitting rivers and streams when things get wet and wild. Recent rain, however, has created wilder-than-optimal conditions on the Machias River, forcing the postponement of the Machias River Race scheduled for April 29.

According to race organizer Jeff Owen, the race will be staged on May 20 — three weeks later than originally scheduled. All other details of the race, including start time and registration, remain unchanged.

For more information on the race, go to mackro.org.

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. He spent 28 years working for the BDN, including 19 years as the paper's outdoors columnist or outdoors editor. While...