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

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

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

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Banquet 2016

The Banquet Committee had their first meeting October 21, 2015 and the second meeting November 18 at Idaho Pizza in Eagle.  Dates and plans for the 2016 Banquet were discussed.  The committee decided to do something different this year.  So, plans are for this coming banquet to be held February 6, 2016 in the Idaho Expo Building at the Fair Grounds in Garden City.  We will be using a different caterer than the last few years, have a few different games and different vendors.  As usual, we need all the help we can get.  If you have an idea for a new game, a theme or suggestions, advice or an opinion, please contact Bill Dutton at (208)377-5110, info@wwmarinerepair.com or Anita Shore at (208) 454-1669, als43@shorenshoreaviation.com.  There will be a registration form in December’s newsletter.

Life Jacket Loaner Program Continues to Expand In Idaho

In an effort to save lives and promote boating safety the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation boating program installed 13 life jacket loaner stations around the state in 2015.  A loaner station consists of a kiosk, instructions on how to properly fit a life jacket, and a variety of life jackets ranging in size from infant to adult extra-large.  Life jackets at these loaner stations are provided free of charge for the public for short-term use.  Stations are installed adjacent to boat launch facilities so they are easily accessible to the boating public.

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Hells Canyon Flow Update for September 22rd, 2015  

Idaho Power is providing this September 22, 2015 update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.

Inflows to Brownlee Reservoir have increased over the past few weeks.  As a result, boaters below Hells Canyon Dam can expect minimum flows to be approximately 9,000 cfs during the nighttime and early morning.  High flows will be approximately 16,000 cfs and occur during the late afternoon and evening.  These operations are expected to continue for the next two weeks

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

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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