Westwater Canyon is an exciting and very serious place regardless of the water level. My condolences to all involved (family, friends, boaters) as it is never easy to lose a member of the community. I always hope for a season devoid of any fatalities - but each year we are reminded that nature and timing are out of our control. A very sobering reminder that it is imperitive to take charge of the things that we can control such as safety and safety gear/equipment. Please be safe out there!!
Outdoor Recreation Planner Moab BLM