The Bear River will be flowing this weekend, June 1 and 2, 2013. Flows of 900 cfs or inflow, whichever is greater, will be provided on each day. Releases will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Between adjoining release days, night-time flows of 200 cfs will be provided.
Read more: Bear River Release 2013
A proposal has been set into motion which has gained the support of the local Bellevue community, the Wood River Irrigation District, and City Council, to transform the District 45 Canal Co. diversion and the surrounding area into a river park and surf wave.
An informational meeting will be held on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at Bellevue City Hall to answer questions about the proposed "wave structure."
Read more: Whitewater Park Proposed in Bellevue
Read more: Springs Fire on South Fork Payette
The issue is a USFS shift from providing a service: parking, clean bathrooms, site maintenance, river patrols (in the good neighbor sense) to Enforcement. This is what local river users have opposed all along. After more than ten years of the rec fee demo (now Rec Fee Act) lulling us into compliance it has come to armed law enforcement officers harassing unarmed river runners. Most river runners go to the river to escape the pressures of modern society and enjoy nature. The parking fee on the Payette is a necessary evil. We are no longer a small band of river runners parking next to the highway or in the county gravel pile to access the river. However no one is a fan of the Feds invading the river with side arms and a ticket book.
Read more: Armed Rangers Invade Payette River
White Water Park Parking available in Garden City
Garden City has leased land next to the Greenbelt/River Park area at the end of 35th Street to provide limited parking for kayakers. In addition there is a portable bathroom and changing room available. Access to this parking area is from the North end of 35th Street. Please remember the following:
Read more: Garden City River Park-ing
The Salmon River Ranger District is planning to commence work on Vinegar Creek Recreation Site. Construction to begin as early as August 10th , 2012. Specific dates are difficult to predict due to water levels and in-stream work needed on 2 boat ramps. Current work identified includes; 2 ramp extensions, parking expansion, and new double vault toilet.
Read more: Vinegar Creek Construction 2012
KWP National Championships: Sunday 7/8/12
Cadet Finals Ride 1 Ride 2 Ride 3 Final Score1 Kenny Kellog 80 265 190 2652 Jeffrey Steeler 170 90 190 1903 Dally Kellogg 95 25 90 954 Kady Kellogg 25 0 15 255 Thomas Gebhards 20 20 20 20
Read more: Freestyle Nationals Results
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