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
Cedar Draw Nr Filer Id
USGS 13093550
224 cfs ft
Lower Milner Power Plant Pipe 1 At Milner Id
USGS 130875048
8 cfs ft
Blue Lakes Spring Bl Pump Plant Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090999
149 cfs ft
Salmon River Canal Co Canal Nr Rogerson Id
USGS 13106000
20 cfs 0.7 ft
Mud Creek Nr Buhl Id
USGS 13094700
128 cfs ft
Snake River Nr Buhl Id
USGS 13094000
1,850 cfs 1.3 ft
Trapper Creek Nr Oakley Id
USGS 13083000
18 cfs 5.0 ft
Salmon Falls Creek Nr San Jacinto Nv
USGS 13105000
163 cfs 6.2 ft
Snake River Nr Kimberly Id
USGS 13090000
880 cfs ft
Snake River Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090500
433 cfs 1.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Bear Canyon
SNOTEL 320
21" -2"
Chocolate Gulch
SNOTEL 895
20" -1"
Dollarhide Summit
SNOTEL 450
46" 0"
Howell Canyon
SNOTEL 534
133" 0"
Swede Peak
SNOTEL 805
20" 0"
Hyndman
SNOTEL 537
21" -1"
Smiley Mountain
SNOTEL 926
37" -1"
Bostetter R.S.
SNOTEL 359
30" -2"
Magic Mountain
SNOTEL 610
33" -1"
Lost-Wood Divide
SNOTEL 601
29" -2"