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Whitewater River Run

Idaho Salmon River

Welches Run

Class II+ TO III Difficulty


Too High
55°, Chance Showers And Patchy Fog Then Showers Likely

The Welches Run section of the Salmon River in Idaho is a Class III to IV river run with several challenging obstacles including House Rock, Eye of the Needle, and Elkhorn Rapid. It is best navigated during the summer months with flows between 2,000 to 3,000 cfs. The river run is difficult with steep drops, narrow channels, and large waves, making it suitable for experienced rafters with strong paddling skills. Overall, the Welches Run is a highly recommended river run for thrill-seekers looking for a challenging adventure on the water.

Weather today, Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog between 9am and 11am. Widespread frost, mainly between 8am and 9am. Snow level 7700 feet rising to 9200 feet in the afternoon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Light northwest wind becoming west northwest 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Status Too High
Class Level II+ to III
Elevation 5,911 ft
Run Length 5.3 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 533 cfs
Gauge Height 2.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Salmon River Bl Yankee Fork Nr Clayton Id
USGS 13296500

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Crooked River Below Opal Springs
USGS 14087400
1,340 cfs 2.1 ft
Clackamas River At Estacada
USGS 14210000
740 cfs 11.2 ft
Deschutes River Near Culver
USGS 14076500
527 cfs 2.1 ft
Nate Creek Tributary Near Colton
USGS 14199704
0 cfs 1.7 ft
Oak Grove Fork Near Government Camp
USGS 14208700
149 cfs 1.9 ft
Oak Grove Fork Above Powerplant Intake
USGS 14209000
396 cfs 5.2 ft
Clackamas River Above Three Lynx Creek
USGS 14209500
698 cfs 0.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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