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

Next Meeting - Monday, September 8th, 7:00pm 

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

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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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Hells Canyon flows 

Idaho Power is providing this August 20, 2014 update to keep boaters informed about flow conditions on the Snake River downstream from Hells Canyon Dam.

Conditions on the Snake River above Brownlee Reservoir and through the Hells Canyon Complex are similar to those reported last week. Inflow to Brownlee Reservoir is currently averaging about 9,500 cfs.  Brownlee Reservoir is currently 19 feet below full pool. 

Boaters below Hells Canyon Dam can expect flows to be at or above 8,500 cfs for the foreseeable future.  Actual operations are subject to change due to system reliability, and boaters are encouraged to be aware of changing river conditions.  Idaho Power will issue a flow update if flows are expected to substantially deviate from the information provided here. 

In July of this year, Idaho Power announced the addition of Wi-Fi signals to flow monitors at the Hells Canyon Visitors Center, Pittsburg Landing, Cache Creek and Heller Bar.  Idaho Power has now added a Wi-Fi signal at the Johnson Bar gage.   This represents a new location on the river where users can access information about flows on the Snake River.  The Wi-Fi signals make Hells Canyon flow information easily accessible to users via any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a smart phone, a tablet computer, or other mobile devices.  The Wi-Fi signal at each of the five locations features full color graphs and tabular flow information.   Users should be aware that the Wi-Fi signal only broadcasts flow information and does not provide internet access.

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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