Latest Whitewater rafting News

Organizations challenge state over water pollution permit

Jul. 19, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for permitting wastewater disposal into the groundwater for a new development in Big Sky that they say could degrade water quality in the Gallatin River downstream from Yellowstone...

Amid drought, Colorado rafters flock to oases while they can

Jul. 05, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Across Colorado, parched rivers are at some of their lowest levels on record. But on one still spared by the drought, boisterous children and guides bob along as water splashes into their blue inflatable rafts. The summer activity on the Cache...

Woman dies after kayak overturns in river, officials say

Jul. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — A woman died after her kayak overturned in an Ohio river over the weekend, authorities said. The Hamilton County sheriff's office said deputies responded at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of an overturned kayak in the Whitewater River in...

Get outside -- adventure awaits in PA lakes, forests, parks

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Just look at Pennsylvania’s numbers: 2.2 million acres of forestland; 140 state and national parks; home to part of the Appalachian Trail; and 2,500 lakes (including a Great Lake, by the way). And most of it is free. ...