The Whitewater Commission has the power and duties to investigate and study commercial whitewater rafting, outfitting and activities related thereto which take place along the rivers or waters of the state.  

Additionally, the commission has the power to verify reports by outfitters of numbers of river users and guides, to monitor the extent of the crowding conditions on the rivers and to establish a system for reporting the number of river users and guides on each whitewater expedition.