We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Whitewater Rafting To Continue Despite Dry Winter

Courtesy of fortherock/flickr
 

Courtesy of fortherock/flickr

That's because of an arrangement between recreational companies and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

SMUD has agreed to release water flows for hydro-electric generation at times when rafters are out on the water, primarily on the weekends.

Scott Armstrong owns All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting.

On Capital Public Radio's Insight today, Armstrong said weekday rafting could be a little too calm...

"...There will be water on weekends, there'll be water at good flows. It'll be a little bit less than it has been in the last couple of years. But because of the agreement and because of what SMUD has to release anyway for hydro-power, we will have good recreational flows."

~Scott Armstrong, All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

Armstrong predicts flows will be strongest from mid-June through Labor Day Weekend.

Related Stories

  • Capital Public Radio / File

    Expect More 'Spare The Air' Alerts In Sacramento

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    More "Spare The Air" alerts may be issued this year in the Sacramento region because the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the federal ozone health standard.

  • Lisa Herron / U.S. Forest Service

    Prescribed Burns Planned In Lake Tahoe Basin

    Monday, April 25, 2016

    Weather permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations starting Monday in areas around Lake Tahoe.

 droughtenvironmentwater

Steve Milne

Morning Edition Anchor & Reporter

Steve is the voice of Capital Public Radio News as anchor of Morning Edition and Insight. He covers stories on a wide range of topics including: business, education, real estate, agriculture and music. Steve also produced stories for CapRadio.org.   Read Full Bio