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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Colston To The Town Of Salmon

Class II TO II+ Difficulty


54°, Rain And Areas Fog Then Chance Showers

The stretch of the Salmon River from Colston to Salmon River Run in Idaho has Class III and IV rapids, making it a challenging run for experienced kayakers and rafters. The best time to float this section is in May and June, when the water flows at 3,000 to 10,000 cfs. Obstacles include Deadwood Creek Rapid, one of the largest rapids on the river, and several other rapids with significant drops and technical maneuvers required. It is recommended to have a guide or extensive experience before attempting to navigate this section of the Salmon River.

Weather today, Rain, mainly before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Areas of fog between 8am and 11am. High near 54. Light and variable wind becoming north northwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to II+
Elevation 3,922 ft
Run Length 38.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 1010 cfs
Gauge Height 2.1 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River At Salmon Id
USGS 13302500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Nf Big Wood River Nr Sawtooth Nra Hq Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135520
35 cfs 5.2 ft
Big Wood River Nr Ketchum Id
USGS 13135500
96 cfs 5.2 ft
Nf Big Lost River At Wild Horse Nr Chilly Id
USGS 13120000
52 cfs 1.8 ft
Big Lost River Bl Mackay Res Nr Mackay Id
USGS 13127000
283 cfs 2.2 ft
Lemhi River Nr Lemhi Id
USGS 13305000
146 cfs 3.7 ft
Thompson Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297330
5 cfs 3.1 ft
Squaw Creek Bl Bruno Creek Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13297355
15 cfs 3.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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