It's the end of February and it looks like winter may have finally blessed us with its presence. We're still holding out for Miracle March, but we also have our sights set on spring boating. The season will start early this year, and rivers like the North Fork of the American and the Carson will have short runs. But not to worry -- the Truckee and Middle Fork of the American have guaranteed dam releases through the summer. We won't see the epic flows we did last year, but the boating season won't be a total loss.