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

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

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

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Hells Canyon flows

Idaho Power is providing this July 16, 2014 update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.

Storage within Brownlee Reservoir is currently six feet below full pool and inflows are approximately 10,000 cfs.  Boaters below Hells Canyon Dam can expect flows to range between 8,500 cfs and 19,000 cfs for the next few days.  However, flows may be lower on the weekend.  Actual operations are subject to change due to system reliability, and boaters are encouraged to be aware of changing river conditions.

Attached to this email is the latest flow rating table for the Johnson Bar gage.  Idaho Power does not report flow at Johnson Bar but the ramp gage located at the site can be used to estimate flow.  The attachment includes the rating table and instruction on how read the gage. Users should become familiar with how to read the gage to estimate flow.  If you have any questions about the rating table please contact us at hccflow@idahopower.com.

Idaho Power will continue to provide email updates to the boating community as conditions change.  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 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.

Public Notification from the Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management, Cottonwood Field Office, is proposing to authorize Oregon State University to conduct subsurface Geoprobe coring across public lands in the Bug Slope area to recover intact columns of sediment. This area is located about 10 air miles south of Cottonwood, Idaho adjacent to the Salmon River. An environmental document will be completed to analyze the potential effects of the proposed action and alternative on the quality of the human environment.

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Scales of Justice Bass Tournament

Over the last 10 years the Scales of Justice Bass Tournament has paired bass fishermen with at risk juveniles to go fishing for a day and share in a fun and positive activity. Over the past couple years the tournament has had more and more jet boater participate in the event. The clients and staff have really enjoyed the jet boater’s involvement and we would like to reach out to your group to provide information about the opportunity to participate.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Strike Reservoir, Ada County Juvenile Court Services (ACJCS), in association with The Idaho Bass Federation (TIBF) & the Idaho BASS Nation (IBN), intends to hold a bass fishing tournament, teaming Fishermen with a selected youth currently on juvenile probation with the Ada County Juvenile Court, or a juvenile court in another county that wishes to participate.

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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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