By KTVB.COM

BOISE COUNTY -- A Meridian woman drowned after trying to save another woman in a rafting accident on the Payette River Sunday.

Chief Deputy Dale Rogers with the Boise County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Tracy Ruby was with three other adults and two children Sunday afternoon when another woman fell out of the group's boat.

Read more: Drowning on the Payette River

1st place Ryan Casey: 2:17 

2nd Place Tyler Bradt: 2:18

3rd Place Miguel St. John 2::18.x

Top 8 finishers were within several seconds of the leader.  

Read more: North Fork Championship Results

** updated ** Officials in central Idaho say a rafter is missing and presumed drowned after an accident on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  

The Custer County sheriff's office reported

Read more: Middle Fork Salmon Drowning

whitewater workshopNow your title can match your surfing ability. The opportunity of a lifetime... for a kayaker at least, is here. The Boise River Park is in and working and in dire need of a Wave Master. Well git' your resume's touched up and get onto the city website here to apply for this once in a lifetime chance! Apply Here

isnuStorm after storm moved through the Pacific Northwest and Idaho during March. Periodic heavy rain and snowfall caused avalanches, mud slides, small stream and field flooding, and dangerous travel conditions at times. The highest March monthly precipitation totals in the 30-year SNOTEL record occurred

Read more: March Snowpack Summary for Idaho

HR 2578 proposes to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to inundate part of the Merced River in California. The proposed legislation would modify the Wild and Scenic River to allow for the expansion of Lake McClure behind the New Exchequer Dam. If passed, this will be the first time that a Wild and Scenic designation has been eroded to make room for development. The Merced is the river that flows through the Yosemite Valley,  though the affected reach is miles downstream.

Now is a good time

Read more: Wild & Scenic Rivers Attack

The Dams are out and the water is back in the semi-natural riverbed. In these photos the low water feature, Wave Shaper Three is closed. More Photos of the entire contruction phase. 

 

Snotel forecasts, water outlook, snotel snow reports go off line. The message on the NRCS site:

"Because of security concerns raised by our national office, the web page you are trying to access will be down until the concerns have been addressed. We are trying to address these security issues by January 6th. However, some web pages may be down as long as January 20th. We will do our best to have the water supply outlook reports available by January 6th. 

It seems the US government is concerned

Read more: Snotel Data Security

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