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Whitewater parks are being recognized as not only an investment in adventure recreation, but an economic boost to local economies, and a catalyst for rehabilitating damaged river corridors. While rivers and their associated riparian systems account for a very small percentage of the overall western landscape, they are a vital life force supporting wildlife and account for a high percentage of overall biological diversity. Successful in-stream whitewater elements design considers aquatic wildlife, provides stream bank stability, provides appropriate access, and protects surrounding riparian vegetation.


For more information about integrating whitewater parks into river master plans, go to

World Champion Kayaker Scott Shipley’s website.


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  1. I also saw that now they are doing stand up paddle boarding on rivers and streams.
    It was a part of the Teva Mountain Games held in Vail this past summer.
    Future Olympic event?

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