Category Archives: GCPBA RiverNews – Current and archived news concerning river runners

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GCPBA RiverNews 7/20/2017 – Grand Canyon Revives River Unit After Harassment Investigation

As we reported in a RiverNews on July 16, Grand Canyon National Park is developing a plan for the Park’s return to administrative river operations.   This article about it, copied below, is from the Arizona Daily Sun, July 13, … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 7/16/2017 – Hualapai Nation Announce Intent to Require Permits for Camping

Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Chris Lehnertz held a Community Conversation on July 11 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  This was the first meeting of an expected three per year. Superintendent Lehnertz was joined by about fifteen park staff members at the … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 3/27/2017 – Grand Canyon Noncommercial River Trip Regulations Are Updated

Grand Canyon National Park recently updated their noncommercial river trip regulations.  The new regulations are dated March 9, 2017.  River runners are required by the Park to have a printed copy of the regulations with them at all times.  They … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 2/26/17 – Glen Canyon Dam HFE/Adaptive Management Report

GCPBA RiverNews 2/26/17 – Glen Canyon Dam HFE/Adaptive Management Report Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association board member John Vrymoed was on a Grand Canyon river trip during the November, 2016, high flow. His experience during it led him to contact … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 1/15/17 – Stow Away Motors For Diamond Down Allowed Again!

GCPBA has just received excellent news from Grand Canyon National Park regarding the use of a motor on the flat water of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon from below Separation Canyon to the Pearce Ferry takeout.  Here is our … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 9/25/16 – Grand Canyon’s New Granite Springs Rapid

Boaters beware! GCPBA has learned of a change in Granite Springs Rapid at about mile 220.5, just after the popular mile 220 camps.  This stretch of the river with “minor” rapids between mile 220 and Diamond Creek is often taken … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 6/29/16 – Grand Canyon Night Skies To Become More Spectacular

The article below is from TECHLY. Maybe we’ll be able to see many more stars at night from our river camps. The Grand Canyon’s magnificent skies are set to become even more incredible by Ronan O’Connell June 28, 2016 It … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 11/6/15 – Unused Grand Canyon Noncommercial Launch Dates Are Rescheduled, Not Lost

The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association would like to extend our thanks to Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga for an important adaptive management change he made early this year to the Colorado River Management Plan.  This change is very … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 1/23/15 – Grand Canyon to Replace Portion of Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch

GCPBA RiverNews 1/23/15 – Grand Canyon to Replace Portion of Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will begin replacing a portion of the Trans-Canyon Pipeline at Phantom Ranch beginning on Monday, January 26, … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 12/10/14 – GCPBA Signs On To Letter Regarding Overflights In Grand Canyon

GCPBA Signs On To Letter Regarding Overflights In Grand Canyon December 10, 2014 Docket Operations, M-30 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor Washington, DC 20590-0001 RE: Docket number FAA-2014-0782 Grand … Continue reading

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