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

Next Meeting - Monday, March 9th, 7:00pm 

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

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Fishing Rules Open Houses Slated

While Idaho’s 2012-2015 Fishing Seasons and Rules book will continue to be valid through 2015, a new 2016-2018 rule book is in the early stages of development.     Anglers have the opportunity to shape that rule book by sharing their ideas at one of several upcoming open houses hosted by Idaho Fish and Game staff. Attendees can also learn the latest and provide input regarding 2015 Chinook salmon seasons and limits.      Open houses are scheduled for the following locations:

Nampa: Tuesday, Feb. 17 – 8:00am-8:00pm – F&G Regional Office – 3101 S. Powerline Road;

Boise: Wednesday, Feb. 18 – 5:00-7:00pm – MK Nature Center – 600 S. Walnut            Salmon season presentation to follow;

McCall: Thursday, Feb. 19 – noon-7:00pm – F&G Regional Office – 555 Deinhard Lane            Salmon season presentation at 7:00pm;

Riggins: Monday, Feb. 23 – 6:00pm (mountain time) – Salmon Rapids Lodge – 1010 S. Main Street;

McCall: Tuesday, Feb. 24 – 5:00-7:00pm – F&G Regional Office – 555 Deinhard Lane            In conjunction with the 2016 big game season proposal open house;

Council: Wednesday, Feb. 25 – 5:00-7:00pm – Grange Hall            In conjunction with the 2016 big game season proposal open house; 

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Invitation: Deer Flat NWR Final CCP, 15 Year Management Plan Discussion

From: "de Knijf, Annette" <annette_deknijf@fws.gov>

Dear Interagency Coordination Team Members: 

It has been over a year since the last update was emailed to the ICT because we had no news to report during that time. I am the "new" manager at the refuge, having arrived in August of last year. Some of you I have met and look forward to seeing again. Most of you I look forward to meeting for the first time. 

Now, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites you to a briefing on the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (fCCP/EIS) for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge. This is a 15-year refuge management plan. Under the preferred alternative, public upland and on-water recreation activities on the Lake Lowell Unit would continue, including fishing, hunting, boating, photography, hiking, and environmental education programs. The draft CCP/EIS was available for comment from March 15 to May 15, 2013, and included several public meetings. The Final CCP and EIS address the comments provided by the public and partners.  

Date: Friday, February, 20th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, 13751 Upper Embankment Road, Nampa, ID 83686 

Please RSVP with Annette de Knijf, Refuge Manager, 208-467-9278 or annette_deknijf@fws.gov

If you are unable to attend, we can schedule a separate briefing after the 20th.

Annette de Knijf, Refuge Manager
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
13751 Upper Embankment Rd.
Nampa, ID 83686-8046
phone: 208-467-9278; fax: 208-467-1019
cell: 208-244-1664
email: annette_deknijf@fws.gov

Road to Hells Canyon Dam to Re-open Friday

The road has been closed since last Wednesday due to a large rock slide. Crews are still removing boulders and other debris. Motorists should expect delays and use extreme caution in the canyon.

OXBOW, Oregon, Jan. 27, 2015 — Idaho Power plans to re-open Hells Canyon Road at 9 a.m. Friday, following partial removal of a rock slide that blocked the road north of Hells Canyon Park last week. A single lane will be open, with flaggers on hand to guide vehicles through the slide area. Motorists should expect delays, and are urged to use extreme caution in the canyon, especially in the slide area.

The slide was about 60 yards long and included numerous large boulders. Crews worked through the weekend to clear the road. Some of the boulders on the road were so large, they had to be blasted to make them small enough to remove.

Idaho Power will provide updates on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Follow us at facebook.com/idahopower and on Twitter @idahopower.

Rock Slide Blocks Road to Hells Canyon Dam

HC rock slideIt could be up to a week before vehicles can be allowed north of Hells Canyon Park. Idaho Power crews are removing a 60-yard-long section of boulders and rock, and clearing additional unstable material from the cliff above the road.

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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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