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

Next Meeting - Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm 

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

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Red light Weed Run Delayed because of high water - Delayed to June ?

More information when it becomes available

2015 Salmon River Noxious Weed Control Project – May 1st

Come join the adventure!!

Each spring, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Agriculture and private property owners, WWA members provide transportation up the Salmon River and manpower to help control noxious weeds within the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. In the past, the Western Whitewater Association has provided logistical support, technical assistance, and some financial assistance in an active assault on noxious weeds along the Salmon River corridor.

This year, we will need approximately 6 boats and 20 volunteers to help spray weeds.  Since the boats are loaded pretty heavy, and we can typically expect fairly high river flows, we ask that the less experienced Salmon River pilots leave their boats home and ride up with the more experienced pilots. We will also have several Government Agency Representatives along this year to give us a hand. Come enjoy a good workout and lots of fun with friends in the beautiful Salmon River canyon.

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Hells Canyon Flow Update for April 22, 2015

Idaho Power is providing this April 22, 2015, update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.
Idaho Power plans to reduce the daily minimum flow out of Hells Canyon Dam from 9,200 cfs to 8,000 cfs starting April 22 at 7:00 pm MDT.
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.
Idaho Power will provide periodic updates if there are significant changes to flows below Hells Canyon Dam.   

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.

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

Moving Forward With Sensible Recreation Fee Legislation

Read the lastest from the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition

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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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