Murtaugh Canyon


The Murtaugh section of the Snake is a great big water class III to IV run near Twin Falls.  Its flow is controlled, so it can run any time of the year, or not at all.  The best gauge is found at http://www.usbr.gov/pn-bin/graphrt.pl?mili_qt.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of cfs and a high of cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13087995, the Snake River Gaging Station At Milner Id Remember only watercraft are permitted at Murtaugh Canyon.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Murtaugh Bridge Rapid
Class III to III+
Rapid
Class III to III+
Rapid
Class III to III+
Rapid
Class III to III+
Maybelline Rapid
Class IV
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Rapid
Class III
Misty
Class IV
Pair-o-dice
Class IV
Hooker
Class IV
LMAD
Class IV
Redshanks
Class IV
Duckblind
Class III+
Idaho Connection
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Rock Creek Ab Hwy 30/93 Xing At Twin Falls Id
USGS 13092747
108 cfs 6.1 ft
Sonnickson Butte Drain Nr Jerome Id
USGS 13093150
0 cfs ft
Trapper Creek Nr Oakley Id
USGS 13083000
24 cfs 5.1 ft
Big Wood River Bl Magic Dam Nr Richfield Id
USGS 13142500
864 cfs 4.5 ft
Snake River Nr Kimberly Id
USGS 13090000
880 cfs ft
Devils Washbowl Spring Nr Kimberly 10S 18E 04Aad1S
USGS 13089500
10 cfs 1.4 ft
Big Wood River Nr Bellevue Id
USGS 13141000
89 cfs ft
Mud Creek Nr Buhl Id
USGS 13094700
128 cfs ft
Big Wood River At Stanton Crossing Nr Bellevue Id
USGS 13140800
345 cfs 5.7 ft
Fish Hatchery Waste Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090370
8 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change