Payette River

Streamflow Hydrology Weather


Payette River Levels

June 15 2024

11,584 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-230.0 cfs (-3.79%) since yesterday
55.01% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Payette River was last observed at 5,840 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 11,584 acre-ft of water today; about 55% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 10,616 cfs, with recent peaks last observed on 2019-04-10 when daily discharge volume was observed at 68,500 cfs.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id reporting a streamflow rate of 5,840 cfs. However, the streamgauge with the highest stage along the river is the Payette River Nr Letha Id with a gauge stage of 11.16 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Payette River, the highest being situated at an altitude of 2,638 ft, the Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id.

Last Updated 2024-06-15
Streamflow 5,840.0 cfs
Percent of Normal 55.01%
Maximum 68,500.0 cfs
2019-04-10

About the payette river


The Payette River is a popular river in Idaho that is approximately 82 miles in length and runs through the Payette National Forest. The river has a long history of providing water for agricultural purposes in the region. It also has several reservoirs and dams, including the Cascade Dam and the Black Canyon Dam, which generate hydroelectric power for the area. The river offers recreational activities such as kayaking, rafting, and fishing for its visitors. The Payette River is considered a Class II-III river, which means it is suitable for intermediate kayakers and rafters. The river is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and provides a beautiful backdrop for camping and hiking in the area.

Streamgauge Streamflow Gauge Stage 24hr Change (%) % Normal Minimum (cfs) Maximum (cfs) Air Temp Elevation
Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id
USGS 13247500
5840 cfs 7.95 ft -3.79
Payette River Nr Emmett Id
USGS 13249500
4750 cfs 5.23 ft -13.64
Payette River Nr Letha Id
USGS 13250000
4340 cfs 11.16 ft -1.81
Payette River Nr Payette Id
USGS 13251000
4080 cfs 6.45 ft -9.53

Peak Annual Discharge

Payette River Maximum Total Discharge

Seasonal Comparison

Payette River Year Over Year Discharge


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