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Idaho Streamflows

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Bear River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 198 cfs
1.91 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 BEAR RIVER AT BORDER, WY
gauge #: 1221
not available 1620 cfs
5.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BEAR RIVER AT PESCADERO, ID
gauge #: 975
 
Boise River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 340 cfs
8.14 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 BOISE RIVER NR PARMA ID
gauge #: 1019
not available 442 cfs
3.47 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 BOISE RIVER SOUTH CHANNEL AT EAGLE ID
gauge #: 1018
not available 461 cfs
2.32 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SF BOISE RIVER NR FEATHERVILLE ID
gauge #: 1017
 Mores Creek
Length: 13 miles
Class: II, III
600-1300 cfs 30 cfs
1.87 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 MORES CREEK AB ROBIE CREEK NR ARROWROCK DAM ID
gauge #: 231
 North Fork Boise River, Barber Flat
Length: 9 miles
Class: III 600-1000 cfs, IV 1000-2000 cfs
600-2000 cfs
The flow of the North Fork is typically about forty percent of the Twin Springs gauge.

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507 cfs
5.81 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 BOISE RIVER NR TWIN SPRINGS ID
gauge #: 229
 Middle Fork Boise River
Length: 7 miles
Class: II+
507 cfs
5.81 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 BOISE RIVER NR TWIN SPRINGS ID
gauge #: 229
 South Fork Boise River, Canyon Run
Length: 16 miles
Class: III 600-1800 cfs, IV >1800 cfs
600- >1800 cfs 1720 cfs
5.36 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SF BOISE RIVER AT ANDERSON RANCH DAM ID
gauge #: 230
 The Weir
Length: 2 yards
Class: III
1500-3000 cfs 746 cfs
5.25 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BOISE RIVER AT GLENWOOD BRIDGE NR BOISE ID
gauge #: 232
 Barber Park to Ann Morrison Park
Length: 6 miles
Class: I, II+
746 cfs
5.25 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BOISE RIVER AT GLENWOOD BRIDGE NR BOISE ID
gauge #: 232
 Ann Morrison Park to Glenwood Bridge
Length: 5 miles
Class: I, II, III-
746 cfs
5.25 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BOISE RIVER AT GLENWOOD BRIDGE NR BOISE ID
gauge #: 232
 Boise River Park
Length: .1 miles
Class:
746 cfs
5.25 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BOISE RIVER AT GLENWOOD BRIDGE NR BOISE ID
gauge #: 232
 Eagle Island Run
Length: 13 miles
Class: I, II
746 cfs
5.25 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 BOISE RIVER AT GLENWOOD BRIDGE NR BOISE ID
gauge #: 232
 
Bruneau River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Indian Hot Springs to Hot Creek
Length: 40 miles
Class: III, IV
500-2,000 cfs 41 cfs
4.43 feet
7/31/14 @ 5:00 BRUNEAU RIVER NR HOT SPRING ID
gauge #: 227
 
Clearwater River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 2960 cfs
3.57 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:15 CLEARWATER RIVER AT OROFINO ID
gauge #: 1224
not available 1490 cfs
6.41 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:45 NF CLEARWATER RIVER NR CANYON RANGER STATION ID
gauge #: 249
 Lower South Fork
Length: 13 miles
Class: III 600-1200 cfs, IV 1200-3000 cfs
600-3000 cfs 274 cfs
3.09 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:15 SF CLEARWATER RIVER AT STITES ID
gauge #: 248
 Golden Canyon
Length: 10 miles
Class: IV, V
600-1500 cfs
At higher flows this river is a stout class V; at lower flows it becomes a highly technical class IV...(more)
274 cfs
3.09 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:15 SF CLEARWATER RIVER AT STITES ID
gauge #: 248
 
Henrys Fork River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Coffee Pot
Length: 6 miles
Class: III
600-2,000 cfs 372 cfs
3.34 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 HENRYS FORK BLW COFFEE POT RAPIDS NR MACKS INN ID
gauge #: 218
 Box Canyon
Length: 4 miles
Class: II
600-2,000 cfs 1370 cfs
4.76 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 HENRYS FORK NR ISLAND PARK ID
gauge #: 219
 Lower Mesa Run
Length: 4 miles
Class: II
1000-2000 cfs 2480 cfs
4.22 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:15 HENRYS FORK NR ASHTON ID
gauge #: 220
 
Lochsa River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Tributary-White Sand Creek, Lower
Length: 12 miles
Class: III 600-1500 cfs, IV 1500-2500 cfs
600-2500 cfs
A boaters gauge is painted on the bridge abutment at the take-out. At flows of 3 feet or less,...(more)
1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 White Sand Campground to Indian Grave Creek
Length: 24 miles
Class: III
1,000-6,000 cfs 1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 Upper Lochsa
Length: 18 miles
Class: III, IV
1,000-20,000 cfs 1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 Goat Range
Length: 9 miles
Class: III, IV
1,000-20,000 cfs 1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 Tributary-Fish Creek
Length: 1 mile
Class: III 600-800 cfs, IV 800-1500 cfs
600-1500 cfs
When the Lochsa is 2.5 and up, Fish Creek is usually in.

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1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 Lower Lochsa
Length: 15 miles
Class: II+
1,000-20,000 cfs 1020 cfs
2.64 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 LOCHSA RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 247
 
Moyie River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Copper Creek to Moyie Dam
Length: 18 miles
Class:
157 cfs
3.83 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:45 MOYIE RIVER AT EASTPORT ID
gauge #: 214
 
Payette River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 54 cfs
2.07 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 NF PAYETTE RIVER AT MCCALL ID
gauge #: 235
 Middle Fork-West Fork Bridge to Trail Creek
Length: 3 miles
Class: IV
300-500 cfs 138 cfs
0.73 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:15 MIDDLE FORK PAYETTE RIVER NR CROUCH ID
gauge #: 234
 North Fork, Kelly's Whitewater Park
Length: 1/2 mile
Class:
1856 cfs 7/31/14 @ 2:45 CSCI - North Fork Payette River at Cascade, Idaho
gauge #: 1226
 North Fork-Cabarton Run
Length: 9 miles
Class: III
1,000-3,000 cfs 1856 cfs 7/31/14 @ 2:45 CSCI - North Fork Payette River at Cascade, Idaho
gauge #: 1226
 North Fork-The North Fork
Length: 16 miles
Class: V
1,000-2,500 cfs 1940 cfs
7.46 feet
7/31/14 @ 5:00 NF PAYETTE RIVER NR BANKS ID
gauge #: 1227
 South Fork-Helende Section
Length: 17 miles
Class: II, III+
683 cfs
3.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SOUTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER AT LOWMAN, ID
gauge #: 233
 South Fork-Grandjean Run
Length: 30 miles
Class: III, IV
1,000-3,000 cfs 683 cfs
3.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SOUTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER AT LOWMAN, ID
gauge #: 233
 South Fork-The Canyon Run
Length: 11 miles
Class: III, IV
500-3,000 cfs 683 cfs
3.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SOUTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER AT LOWMAN, ID
gauge #: 233
 South Fork-Swirly Canyon
Length: 15 miles
Class: II+
500-3,000 cfs 683 cfs
3.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SOUTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER AT LOWMAN, ID
gauge #: 233
 South Fork-Staircase Run
Length: 5 miles
Class: III, IV
500-3,000 cfs 683 cfs
3.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SOUTH FORK PAYETTE RIVER AT LOWMAN, ID
gauge #: 233
 The Main Payette
Length: 7 miles
Class: III
2,000-6,000 cfs 3410 cfs
6.22 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 PAYETTE RIVER NR HORSESHOE BEND ID
gauge #: 236
 
Saint Joe River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Heller Creek Run
Length: 16 miles
Class: III, IV
800 cfs 828 cfs
6.14 feet
7/30/14 @ 17:30 ST JOE RIVER AT CALDER ID
gauge #: 217
 Spruce Tree Campground to Gold Creek
Length: 12 miles
Class: II, III
1,000-6,000 cfs 828 cfs
6.14 feet
7/30/14 @ 17:30 ST JOE RIVER AT CALDER ID
gauge #: 217
 
Salmon River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
not available 1930 cfs
32.34 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MOUTH NR SHOUP, ID
gauge #: 241
not available 1130 cfs
2.21 feet
7/31/14 @ 5:00 SALMON RIVER AT SALMON ID
gauge #: 239
 Sunbeam Run
Length: 13 miles
Class: II, III, IV
816 cfs
2.91 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 SALMON RIVER BL YANKEE FORK NR CLAYTON ID
gauge #: 238
 Bear Valley Creek
Length: 14 miles
Class: III
3' to 6'
Check out the gauge on the Middle Salmon. Flows under 3' make for a bony ride.

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1060 cfs
2.16 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MF LODGE NR YELLOW PINE ID
gauge #: 240
 Marsh Creek
Length: 14 miles
Class: III, IV
3' to 6'
If the Middle Salmon is below 3', expect a rocky ride. Even at higher flows, rafts get hun...(more)
1060 cfs
2.16 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MF LODGE NR YELLOW PINE ID
gauge #: 240
 Rapid River
Length: 90 (13) miles
Class: V
4' 1060 cfs
2.16 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MF LODGE NR YELLOW PINE ID
gauge #: 240
 East Fork South Fork, Lower
Length: 15 miles
Class: IV, V
1000-1500 cfs 190 cfs
2.15 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 SF SALMON RIVER NR KRASSEL RANGER STATION ID
gauge #: 242
 Little Salmon
Length: 19 miles
Class: III 500-1200 cfs, IV 1200-3000 cfs, V >3000 cfs
500-3000 cfs 250 cfs
2.68 feet
7/31/14 @ 5:00 LITTLE SALMON RIVER AT RIGGINS ID
gauge #: 244
 Secesh River Canyon
Length: 15 miles
Class: IV, V
1000 cfs 190 cfs
2.15 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 SF SALMON RIVER NR KRASSEL RANGER STATION ID
gauge #: 242
 Camas Creek
Length: 53 (13) miles
Class: V
600 cfs
If the Middle Fork is 4' or higher, Camas should be in. Check visually on the way up.

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1060 cfs
2.16 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MF LODGE NR YELLOW PINE ID
gauge #: 240
 The Main Salmon
Length: 82 miles
Class: III, IV
2,000-25,000 cfs
For an accurate flow estimate, you must add the Salmon River nr Shoup with the Middle Fork Sal...(more)
1600 cfs
2.44 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SALMON RIVER NR SHOUP ID
gauge #: 1225
 Secesh, Lower
Length: 5 miles
Class: IV
1500 cfs 190 cfs
2.15 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 SF SALMON RIVER NR KRASSEL RANGER STATION ID
gauge #: 242
 Vinegar Creek Run
Length: 25 miles
Class: III, IV
6050 cfs
13.75 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:45 SALMON RIVER AT WHITE BIRD ID
gauge #: 245
 Riggins to Whitebird
Length: 34 miles
Class: II, III, IV
6050 cfs
13.75 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:45 SALMON RIVER AT WHITE BIRD ID
gauge #: 245
 Lower Salmon Gorge
Length: 73 miles (53 on the Salmon, 20 miles on the Snake)
Class: III, IV
2,000-40,000 cfs 6050 cfs
13.75 feet
7/31/14 @ 3:45 SALMON RIVER AT WHITE BIRD ID
gauge #: 245
 Middle Fork of the Salmon Wilderness
Length: 100 miles
Class: III+, IV at high water
1,500-5,000 cfs 1060 cfs
2.16 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:45 MF SALMON RIVER AT MF LODGE NR YELLOW PINE ID
gauge #: 240
 
Selway River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Paradise to Meadow Creek
Length: 47 miles
Class: IV
5,000 - 16,000 cfs
The USGS gauge near Lowell is below the take-out near the mouth of the Selway. There is a foot...(more)
1530 cfs
3.96 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 SELWAY RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 246
 Lower - Selway Falls to Boyd Creek
Length: 7 miles
Class: III
1,000 - 20,000 cfs 1530 cfs
3.96 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:00 SELWAY RIVER NR LOWELL ID
gauge #: 246
 
Snake River Flows
 Run Name Preferred Flow River Flow Last Updated
(Local Time)
Station Name
 Milner Gorge
Length: 6 miles
Class: V
1,500-10,000 cfs n/a
0.93 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SNAKE RIVER GAGING STATION AT MILNER ID
gauge #: 226
 Murtaugh Canyon
Length: 13 miles
Class: III, IV
1,500-20,000 cfs n/a
0.93 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SNAKE RIVER GAGING STATION AT MILNER ID
gauge #: 226
 Hells Canyon
Length: 79 miles
Class: III, IV
5,000-40,000 cfs 10500 cfs
65.49 feet
7/31/14 @ 4:30 SNAKE RIVER AT HELLS CANYON DAM ID-OR STATE LINE
gauge #: 237
 

Other Idaho River Flows

Station Name  Current Flow   Gage Height   Last Updated
(Local Time)
 
DONNER UND BLITZEN RIVER NR FRENCHGLEN OR  31 cfs   1.86 feet   7/31/14 @ 3:00  
FALLS RIVER NR SQUIRREL ID  232 cfs   0.75 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:45  
NF COEUR D ALENE R AB SHOSHONE CK NR PRICHARD ID  130 cfs   1.22 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:00  
NORTH FORK TETON RIVER AT TETON ID  n/a   n/a   11/21/04 @ 23:31  
PORTNEUF RIVER AT TOPAZ ID  128 cfs   2.43 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:15  
PRIEST RIVER NR PRIEST RIVER ID  511 cfs   1.11 feet   7/31/14 @ 3:15  
JOHNSON CREEK AT YELLOW PINE ID  169 cfs   2.42 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:00  
JOHNSON CREEK AT YELLOW PINE ID  169 cfs   2.42 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:00  
TETON RIVER AB SOUTH LEIGH CREEK NR DRIGGS ID  420 cfs   1.83 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:15  
TETON RIVER AB SOUTH LEIGH CREEK NR DRIGGS ID  420 cfs   1.83 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:15  
BLACKFOOT RIVER NR BLACKFOOT ID  81 cfs   2.52 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:30  
BLACKFOOT RIVER NR BLACKFOOT ID  81 cfs   2.52 feet   7/31/14 @ 4:30