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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Hammer Creek To Heller Bar (Lower Salmon)

Class III- TO IV Difficulty


Too Low
69°, Partly Sunny

The Hammer Creek to Heller Bar Lower Salmon River Run on the Little-Salmon-River is a Class III river that is best to float during the months of May and June. The river is known for its challenging rapids, including Maytag, Bodacious Bounce, and Shorts Rapid. There are also several river obstacles, including rocks and fallen trees. The recommended CFS for this section of water is between 1,000 and 2,500. Overall, this is a great section of water for experienced paddlers looking for a challenging and exciting adventure.

Weather today, Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Status Too Low
Class Level III- to IV
Elevation 1,779 ft
Run Length 50.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 157 cfs
Gauge Height 2.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Little Salmon River At Riggins Id
USGS 13316500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Nf Payette River At Mccall Id
USGS 13239000
208 cfs 2.8 ft
Lake Fork Payette River Ab Jumbo Cr Nr Mccall Id
USGS 13240000
12 cfs 3.2 ft
Little Salmon River At Riggins Id
USGS 13316500
157 cfs 2.5 ft
Clearwater River At Orofino Id
USGS 13340000
1,390 cfs 2.6 ft
Potlatch River Bel Little Potlatch Cr Nr Spalding
USGS 13341570
14 cfs 4.7 ft
Sf Salmon River Nr Krassel Ranger Station Id
USGS 13310700
109 cfs 1.6 ft
Snake River At Hells Canyon Dam Id-Or State Line
USGS 13290450
11,600 cfs 64.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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