Bill Dvořák, of Salida Colorado, was instrumental in establishing the sport of Whitewater Rafting. He assisted in the early development of safety guidelines and policies in the sport, as well as the licensing requirements for river recreation professionals throughout the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill Dvorak"
Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rafting"
A rapid is a section of a river where it loses elevation over a relatively short distance (that is, the stream gradient is locally steepened), causing an increase in water flow and (usually) turbulence. A rapid is a hydrological feature between a run and a cascade. A rapid is recognized by the river becoming shallower and having rocks exposed above the flow surface. As flowing water splashes over and around the rocks, air bubbles become mixed in with it and the water takes on a white colour, forming what is called " whitewater". Rapids occur where the bed material is highly resistant to the erosive power of the stream in comparison with the bed downstream of the rapids. Very young streams flowing across solid rock may be rapids for much of their length. ...more on Wikipedia about "Rapid"
:This page discusses whitewater rapids. For the scandal involving the Whitewater Development Corporation and former U.S. President Bill Clinton, see Whitewater scandal. For the Whitewater River, see Whitewater River (disambiguation) ...more on Wikipedia about "Whitewater"
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