I paddle the NF Payette 3-4 times a week. This river is runnable 8 months out of the year, starting in late March (with very low flows), April and May bring run off (still low flows by our standards), then in June they turn in the water out of Cascade Res for irrigation. This runs until the 1st or 2nd week of October. It ran 2000+ until last week when they droped it to 1600. This is still a super kick ass level, espeacially (sp?) if you are a little timid up top at the larger flows. Come on up, I love this river, I paddle with people from CO every year that I meet on the Buzz. They always leave smilin'.
Gotta go, it's Friday, and the start of another four day weekend on the NF!