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AW in the Lower Pacific

American Whitewater’s conservation program focuses on dam relicensing and continued protection of key watersheds on public land. American Whitewater is a founding member and current Steering Committee member of the California Hydropower Reform Coalition. American Whitewater has participated in the relicensing of 22 hydro projects throughout the state. Our goals are to secure annually scheduled whitewater releases, access improvements, real time flow information and improved instream flows for river ecological purposes.

New Gauges On The Kern River

posted December 1, 2015
by Dave Steindorf
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After 3 years of discussion and negotiation with Southern California Edison and the US Forest Service the Kern River has several new online flow gauges on the Upper Kern River.  These gauges will replace the cumbersome and antiquated flow phone that was part of the Kern River #3 license.

Improved Flows on the Yuba - One Step Closer (CA)

posted December 29, 2014
by Dave Steindorf
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Yuba/Bear and Drum Spaulding projects in Northern California.  Our review of this 1000 page documents says that it spells good things for boaters.

 

AW Calls for Public Hearing - River Access & Bridges in CA

posted July 9, 2012
by Megan Hooker
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Under utilized provisions of the California Streets and Highway Code require that an Access Feasibility Study be conducted when a new bridge is built, and American Whitewater wants to make sure they are completed. Today, American Whitewater requested a public hearing regarding the Access Feasibility Study that was done for the SR 99 Bridge over the Feather River conducted by Caltrans. This is a good opportunity for California residents to get involved and improve river access - not just on the Feather, but on any new bridge project in your area!

DWR Releases Oroville Whitewater Park Feasibility Study (CA)

posted February 2, 2010
by Dave Steindorf
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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released the whitewater park feasibility study on the Feather River in Oroville California. Download the report and attend the meeting on February 4th in Oroville.

 

 



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CA, Mokelumne, Electra to Middle Bar Mokelumne Hill,CA runs 04/11/08 - 09/05/16
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CA, Feather, SF, Releases Oroville,CA runs 10/02/08 - 10/15/15
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CA, Feather, NF, Poe Release Chico,CA runs 11/11/09 - 12/10/10
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CA, Pit 1, Releases Redding,CA runs 08/19/06 - 10/30/16
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CA, Bear River (Rollins Res to Lake Combie) flows Auburn,CA runs 05/17/08 - 03/05/09
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CA, Mokelumne: Tiger Creek Release Pioneer,CA runs 05/23/09 - 06/12/16
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CA, Pit 5 Burney,CA runs 09/06/14 - 09/11/16
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CA, San Joaquin - Mammoth Pool Releases Fresno,CA runs 03/25/08 - 04/25/08
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CA, Canyon Creek Nevada City,CA runs 09/05/08 - 05/24/10
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Fordyce Creek - 2009 releases Cisco Grove,CA runs 08/28/08 - 08/18/09
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CA, Piru Creek - Lake Piru Release Piru,CA runs 09/18/10 - 10/26/12
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CA, Silver Creek, SF Placerville,CA runs 05/02/15 - 06/26/16
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CA, Feather, NF, Rock Creek, Releases Quincy,CA runs 08/25/07 - 09/25/16
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San Joaquin: Horseshoe Bend Fresno,CA runs 08/18/13 - 09/09/13
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CA, Feather, NF, Cresta Releases Belden,CA runs 07/23/05 - 04/12/15
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CA, Mokelumne, NF: Tiger Creek Jackson,CA runs 04/11/08 - 06/13/15
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Associated Rivers

Associated Projects

  • Clean Water Act
    American Whitewater's advocacy to protect water quality.
  • Conservation System
    The National Landscape Conservation System represents the crown jewels of BLM lands and rivers.
  • Feather River (CA)
    AW's decade of work on the Feather River
  • Kern River (CA)
    American Whitewater's history on the Kern River.
  • Klamath Restoration (OR & CA)
    AW supports restoration of the Klamath River for the benefit of salmon while providing appropriate opportunities for whitewater recreation.
  • McCloud (CA)
    American Whitewater has been involved with the FERC relicensing process for the McCloud River below McCloud Dam since 2006.
  • Merced Wild and Scenic River
    American Whitewater's advocacy to maintain the boundary of the Merced Wild and Scenic Merced River.
  • Mokelumne (CA)
    AW negotiated releases, access, and other previsions on the Mokelumne through a dam relicensing process.
  • Pit River (CA)
    AW's is working to restore the Pit River which is impacted by hydropower operations.
  • San Joaquin (CA)
    The "Big Creek" dam relicensing on the San Joaquin River is one of AW's landmark river restoration successes in California
  • Yosemite Whitewater (CA)
    AW advocates for opportunities to enjoy the unique and spectacular rivers of Yosemite National Park.
  • Yuba and Bear Rivers (CA)
    The Yuba and Bear rivers are some of the best whitewater resources in California. American Whitewater is an active participant in the FERC relicensing negotiations that impact these rivers.

Documents

  • West Coast River Touring

    A whitewater guidebook to the Pacific Coast of the United States from the Rogue River to the Salinas Valley in California.