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

Next Meeting - Monday, August 10th, 7:00pm 

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

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You are invited to a Lake Lowell site planning open house at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge (July 15th)

As a next step after comprehensive conservation planning, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is working with contractors and partners to develop master site plans for the East Upper Dam boat ramp/swim beach area and the Lower Dam Recreation Area at the Lake Lowell Unit of the Refuge. The goal of the planning effort is to improve educational, interpretive, and fishing opportunities, parking and safety, wildlife habitat, and ADA accessibility.

To get public input, provide information, and answer questions about the project, the Refuge is hosting an open house at the Lower Dam Recreation Area on July 15 from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited to meet Refuge staff, learn more about the project, and provide comments. The Lower Dam Recreation Area is located off Riverside Road just south of Orchard Avenue.  

Please pass this information along to others who may be interested in attending. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email or call me at 467-9278. 

Hope to see you next Wednesday afternoon! Thanks, Susan

Main Salmon Powerboat Reservation System to start June 1, 2015

Kamiah, Idaho (May 21, 2015) – Beginning June 1, 2015 private power boaters will be required to use an online reservation system for jet boating on the Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River (MSWSR). Following the national direction in the President’s “Recreation One Stop Initiative,” for private power boaters, the MSWSR will be moving from a call-in system at Slate Creek Ranger Station to the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) website format. This is the same system that was successfully implemented for power boats in 2014 on the Snake River and for other rivers in Idaho under the 4 Rivers Lottery.......

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Hells Canyon Flow Update for Jume 25th, 2015  

Idaho Power is providing this June 25, 2015 update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.

Inflow to Brownlee Reservoir has been declining since early June.  The current inflow to Brownlee Reservoir is approximately 8,000 cfs.  

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.

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.

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