Welcome to the Western Whitewater Association  
    Promoting Safe Whitewater Jetboating, Family Recreation, and Access to Rivers

Next Meeting - Monday, September 14th, 7:00pm 

Canyon Creek Restaurant & Lounge
1411 Shilo Dr.
Nampa, Idaho      (208) 467-4939
I-84  Exit 36

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Salmon River Area Closure

Effective Immediately

We have a closure in place on the south end of the district along the Salmon River due to the Tepee Springs fire.

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Reservations shutdown  on rec.gov for jet boat activity on the Main Salmon.

Fire message from rec.gov      
         The Salmon-Challis National Forest will be temporarily closing the Main Salmon River to river boat launches effective Friday, August 28, 2015.  This will be a temporary closure pending new information from the Tepee Springs Fire located on both the Payette and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests near Riggins, Idaho.
·         Boaters who have the ability or have made prior arrangements to get off the River before Shepp Ranch may be allowed to launch provided that they have proof of such plans to do so.
·         At this point, the Tepee Fire has crossed the Main Salmon River between the Vinegar Launch and Riggins, Idaho.  The Main Salmon River access road and Main Salmon River have both been closed by the local sheriff’s department and BLM, respectively.  Due to the uncertainty of the fire situation and potential impacts to river users, this temporary closure is necessary to help ensure the future safety of river users.  

Hells Canyon Flow Update for August 7th, 2015  

Idaho Power is providing this August 7, 2015 update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.

The Snake River at Lime Point is located below the confluence of the Salmon and Snake rivers.  Idaho Power is required to provide sufficient flow from Hells Canyon Dam to maintain a minimum flow at Lime Point of 13,000 cfs if inflows to the Hells Canyon Complex are adequate to do so.  However under low flow conditions, Idaho Power is not required to draft Brownlee Reservoir to maintain the minimum flow at Lime Point. 
Flows on the Salmon River have been and are expected to continue to be significantly low through the rest of the summer.  Flows of the Salmon River at White Bird are approximately 4,000 cfs or 65% of average.   The current three-day average inflow to Brownlee Reservoir is approximately 7,000 cfs. 
Boaters utilizing the Snake River below the confluence with the Salmon River should expect flows below 13,000 cfs as inflows into the Hells Canyon Complex and flows from the Salmon River remain low.  Boaters are encouraged to be aware of changing river conditions. 

Boaters can access flow information with any Wi-Fi enabled device.  We encourage boaters who discover problems with any of our flow monitors to call (208) 388-5868 and leave a message or email us at hccflow@idahopower.com.

For current information, we recommend that boaters in Hells Canyon utilize the flow monitors located at the Hells Canyon Visitors Center, Pittsburg Landing, Cache Creek, Heller Bar, Hells Gate Marina, and at the Forest Service’s Hells Canyon National Recreational Area office in Clarkston, Washington.  River flow is also available through our new Wi-Fi flow monitors at the Hells Canyon Visitors Center, Johnson Bar, Pittsburg Landing, Cache Creek, and Heller Bar.  River users may also call 1-800-422-3143 for the latest stream flow and Brownlee reservoir water level information.   Flow information for Hells Canyon can also be found on the Idaho Power water information website .  Forecasted flows provided on the company website and flow monitors are approximate and are subject to change depending on generation and system reliability needs.  If you have any questions or comments, you may contact us at hccflow@idahopower.com.s

Lake Lowell management plan becomes official

Here is the latest media clip: http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/local/2015/04/08/lake-lowell-management-plan/25492381/ 

From the article: “Under that plan, there will be some seasonal restrictions on boating, but a previously controversial part of the plan -- restricting boat wakes -- was removed.” 

The full press conference can be found here (approximately 37 minutes):http://www.idahopress.com/members/final-deer-flat-plan-signed/article_5c572dd0-de75-11e4-9770-a7a77af59d75.html

Instructions for Accessing Idaho Power’s Hells Canyon Wi-Fi Flow Monitoring System

Wi-Fi enabled flow monitors are now available at the Hells Canyon Visitors Center, Pittsburg Landing, Cache Creek and Heller Bar. The Wi-Fi signal originates from the stationary flow monitors at these locations. Users should be able to detect the signal up to 0.5 miles from the flow monitor location. Signal strength depends on the terrain, line of sight to the antenna and weather conditions.

Any Wi-Fi enabled device, such as a smart phone, tablet computer or laptop computer should be able to access the river flow data. Users should keep in mind that this signal does not provide access to the Internet and is only for providing flow data in Hells Canyon. The Wi-Fi network cannot be used to send or receive emails or access other types of web-based information.

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Life Flight Membership

lifeflight logoThe WWA is offering an opportunity for any member to join Life Fight for only $55.00 a year.  We need to have 25 members sign up.  To everyone who joined last year (we don’t have a list) your membership has expired.  Applications are available  through Anita Shore.  To request an application, either call Anita at 208 454-1669 or click here to email her.

Chili feedHere you can learn more about the association and upcoming events. Information on joining the WWA is available on the membership page.  To learn more from this web site about the Association check out the About the WWA web page. Also check out the hundreds of photos found in our photo album pages. If you are new to River Jet Boats Don't forget about the WWA Jet Boating Guidelines video available through the WWA. Topics include jet boating safety, jet boat handling, maneuvering, and rescue tips and techniques. Visit the Jet Boating Guidelines Video page for more details on how to order. Also check out our Info for new members page.

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