Just ran the Sevier again last night and there are no signs regarding permits or anything. Last time it flooded they closed it down and started to do the same this time. I have a friend on the county commission who has done some guiding so I emailed him and he wondered why they'd done that. It really only leads to more liability when they take their signs down, which is the same a declaring the river safe now. Anyway, he took it to the commission and I read in the paper that they were going to require a professional certificate, but haven't seen anything as far as signs yet. Run it at least 2 or more times a week. Maybe they just haven't seen me on it yet, but have had no problems. There are two hazards you should be aware of if you run it at 1200 or higher which it is now. At mile post 188 you'd better scout from the highway a way past the trees as all the current runs into the trees now and it's too narrow for a raft to get through. The commercial co. take the left run on the island that is just above this area and miss it all together. At lower flows that channel will disappear so you may have to drag your boat over a rock bar to the left of the trees. I put some photos on facebook of this area. Also, you'll have to roll to get under the highway bridge at mile 189 or so. Rafts have to portage here until the river drops.
When the river stands in awe of me as I do her, I'll know I'm a kayaker.