MILNER LAKE AT MILNER DAM ID

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


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Milner Lake At Milner Dam Id


April 16, 2024

10 ft

-0.19% today
104% of Normal Normal

Water gage height, ft levels at Milner Lake At Milner Dam Id are currently 10 ft, about 104% of normal. The average for this time of year is approximately 10.37ft. Maximum recorded Gage height, ft since record keeping began in 2019 was 2021-04-13 when levels reached 11.52 ft. Lowest recorded Gage height, ft was 2022-10-23 when levels receded to 8.12 ft. View historical levels.

Milner Lake is located in south-central Idaho at Milner Dam, which was constructed in 1904. The lake covers an area of 1,430 acres and has a maximum depth of 25 feet. Milner Lake serves as a critical water source for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation in the region. The surface flow providers include the Snake River, which enters the reservoir at the southern end, and the Big Wood River, which enters from the east. The snowpack providers include the Smoky Mountains to the east and the Sawtooth Mountains to the north. The lake is primarily used for agricultural irrigation and provides water to approximately 50,000 acres of farmland. It is also popular for recreational activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming.



Geolocation -114.010, 42.526
Elevation 4,136.58 ft
Gage Height, Ft 24hr Change -0.19%
Percent of Normal 104%
Minimum 8.12 ft
2022-10-23
Maximum 11.52 ft
2021-04-13
Average 10 ft
Dam_Height 80
Hydraulic_Height 75.5
Drainage_Area 17180
Year_Completed 1905
Nid_Storage 39000
Structural_Height 80
Surface_Area 4000
Hazard_Potential Significant
Outlet_Gates Tainter (radial) - 5
River_Or_Stream Snake River
Dam_Length 404
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 80

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