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Water Temperature
in Degrees F (Degrees C)

Loss of Dexterity (with no protective clothing)

Exhaustion? or Unconsciousness?

Expected Time of Survival

Recommended Paddling Clothing*

32.5 (0.3)

Under 2 min.

Under 15 min.

Under 15 to 45 min.

Drysuit with fleece layers, [neoprene booties]? or mukluks?, beanie?, [neoprene gloves]?

32.5 to 40 (0.3 to 4.5)

Under 3 min.

15 to 30 min.

30 to 90 min.

Drysuit with fleece layers, [neoprene booties]? or mukluks?, beanie?, [neoprene gloves]?

40 to 50 (4.5 to 10)

Under 5 min.

30 to 60 min.

1 to 3 hrs.

Drysuit with fleece or polypro layers, [neoprene booties]?, beanie?, gloves?

50 to 60 (10 to 15.5)

10 to 15 min.

1 to 2 hrs.

1 to 6 hrs.

Drysuit with polypro layers or 3mm wetsuit plus drytop, [neoprene booties]?, hat

60 to 70 (15.5 to 21)

30 to 40 min.

2 to 7 hrs.

2 to 40 hrs.

3mm Wetsuit with light paddling jacket, paddling shoes, hat

70 to 80 (21 to 26.5)

1 to 2 hrs.

2 to 12 hrs.

3 hrs. to indefinite

Thin (1-1.5mm) or [shorty wetsuit]? or Hydroskin?s

Over 80 (Over 26.5)

2 to 12 hrs.

Indefinite

Indefinite

Swimsuit

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