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
Lower Milner Power Plant Pipe 1 At Milner Id
USGS 130875048
8 cfs ft
Rock Creek Ab Hwy 30/93 Xing At Twin Falls Id
USGS 13092747
172 cfs 6.7 ft
Trapper Creek Nr Oakley Id
USGS 13083000
8 cfs 4.8 ft
Salmon River Canal Co Canal Nr Rogerson Id
USGS 13106000
20 cfs 0.7 ft
Fish Hatchery Waste Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090370
8 cfs ft
Silver Creek At Sportsman Access Nr Picabo Id
USGS 13150430
66 cfs 6.9 ft
Blue Lakes Spring Bl Pump Plant Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090999
149 cfs ft
Mud Creek Nr Buhl Id
USGS 13094700
128 cfs ft
Snake River Nr Twin Falls Id
USGS 13090500
546 cfs 1.9 ft
Snake River At Milner Id (Total Flow)
USGS 13088000
233 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Howell Canyon
SNOTEL 534
1" 1"