Murphy To Bruneau


This river drains a seldom seen or used section (other than farming) of southern Idaho.  The word Jarbidge is thought to mean demon, devil or monster in the Shoshone Indian language.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Jarbidge River are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 2,600cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 13162225, the Jarbidge River Below Jarbidge Remember only watercraft are permitted at Murphy to Bruneau.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Rapid 1
Class III- to III
Rapid 2
Class III- to III
Rapid 3
Class III- to III
Rapid 4
Class III- to III
Rapid 5
Class III- to III
Rapid 6
Class III- to III
Rapid 7
Class III- to III
Rapid 8
Class III- to III
Rapid 9
Class III- to III
Rapid 10
Class III
Rapid 11
Class III
Rapid 12
Class III- to III
Rapid 13
Class III
Rapid 14
Class III+ to IV
Rapid 15
Class III- to III
Rapid 16
Class III
Rapid 17
Class III- to III
Rapid 18
Class III
Sevy Falls Rapid
Class IV
Tonsmeire Torrent Rapids
Class III to III+
Rapid 19
Class III- to III
Rapid 20
Class III
Rapid 21
Class III
Rapid 22
Class III- to III
Rapid 23
Class III- to III
Rapid 24
Class III- to III
Wally's Wallow Rapid
Class IV
Rapid 25
Class IV- to IV
Rapid 26
Class III- to III
Rapid 26
Class III- to III
Rapid 27
Class III
Rapid 28
Class III- to III
Rapid 29
Class III- to III
The Maze Rapid
Class IV
Rapid 30
Class III- to IV
Rapid 31
Class III
Jarbidge Falls
Class V to V+
Rapid 32
Class III- to III
Rapid 33
Class III

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Snake River Bl Lower Salmon Falls Nr Hagerman Id
USGS 13135000
5,330 cfs ft
Malad River Nr Gooding Id
USGS 13152500
97 cfs 1.9 ft
Bruneau River Nr Hot Spring Id
USGS 13168500
402 cfs 5.6 ft
Salmon Falls Creek Nr Hagerman Id
USGS 13108150
202 cfs 5.0 ft
S-Coulee Nr Wendell Id
USGS 13095360
0 cfs ft
Big Jacks At Al Sadie Ranch Nr Bruneau
USGS 13169450
0 cfs ft
N Channel Snake R @ Upper Salmon Falls Nr Hagerman
USGS 13134556
79 cfs ft
Bruneau River At Rowland Nv
USGS 13161500
126 cfs 3.5 ft
Marys R Ab Hot Springs C Nr Deeth
USGS 10315500
43 cfs 3.5 ft
Owyhee R Nr Mountain City
USGS 13175100
115 cfs 4.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Pole Creek R.S.
SNOTEL 698
53" -1"
Camas Creek Divide
SNOTEL 382
12" -2"
Dorsey Basin
SNOTEL 453
24" -2"
Pole Canyon
SNOTEL 1244
19" -1"
Wilson Creek
SNOTEL 871
21" -1"
Big Bend
SNOTEL 336
4" -3"
Merritt Mountain
SNOTEL 1207
9" -2"
Bear Creek
SNOTEL 321
36" -1"
Draw Creek
SNOTEL 454
23" 0"
Hole-In-Mountain
SNOTEL 527
30" -2"
Seventysix Creek
SNOTEL 746
17" 0"
Fry Canyon
SNOTEL 1262
2" 0"
Dry Creek
SNOTEL 1243
1" 1"
Tent Mtn Lower
SNOTEL 1202
4" -3"
Jack Creek Upper
SNOTEL 548
39" 0"