Payette River

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Payette River Levels

June 9 2023

15,074 ACRE-FT

Discharge Volume Today
-380.0 cfs (-4.76%) since yesterday
60.54% of normal Low

Total streamflow across the Payette River was last observed at 7600 cfs, and is expected to yield approximately 15074 acre-ft of water today; about 61% of normal. River levels are low and may signify a drought. Average streamflow for this time of year is 12555 cfs, with recent peaks last observed at 68,500 cfs on 2019-04-10.

Maximum discharge along the river is currently at the Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id reporting a streamflow rate of 7,600 cfs. However, the deepest point on the river is located at the Payette River Nr Letha Id with a gage stage of 12.02 ft. This river is monitored from 4 different streamgauging stations along the Payette River, the highest being perched at an elevation of 2,638 ft, the Payette River Nr Horseshoe Bend Id.

River Summary: 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.

Last Updated 2023-06-09
Streamflow 7,600.0 cfs
Percent Normal 60.54%
Maximum 68,500.0 cfs

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