2013 Payette River Games Results

podium kellys whitewater winnersFirst Place and a cash prize of  $4000  went to  Stephen Wright of Golden, CO in the Men's Kayak Freestyle at the Payette River Games, held at Kellys Whitewater Park in Cascade Idaho.

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest is currently updating their forest management plan. The plan governs land use, resource protection, recreational use, and recommends areas for potential wilderness or wild and scenic river designation.  These Forests contain the Selway and Lochsa Rivers, Lolo Creek, Meadow Creek, and many other classic whitewater runs. 

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Over 30 kayakers from all over the world lined up for the Elite division slalom through Jacobs Ladder on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The North Fork Championships, in its second year, is touted as the world's toughest kayak race. Louis Geltman (US) took the $4,500 purse for first place, Gerd Serrasolses (Spain) following in second, and Rush Sturges (US) following in third. Local favorite, Ryan Casey,

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Trees on Grand Jean section of the South Fork Payette River 

2013, June 2. Two large trees are blocking the entire river above the third bridge from Kirkham rapid Sportsmans Access. You can put in below the trees at the bridge.

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American Whitewater - Parks Ask For Comments On Paddling Prohibitions


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Idaho Statesman http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/06/06/2605763/22-year-old-dies-after-payette.html

Marble Creek Splash Dams

Marble Creek Splash Dam Fish Passage Project

The St. Joe Ranger District is partnering with the USFWS, Idaho DEQ, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game, and Avista Corp to breach two historic splash dams on Marble Creek to increase amount of habitat available for bull trout.

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This will be the last weekend of augmented flows of >2000 cfs for the Murtaugh this Spring. The flow augmentation releases will start ramping down on June 2, 2013 -- Sunday afternoon, and be shut off by Monday or Tuesday.