Payette River Levels
June 9 2023
Discharge Volume Today-380.0 cfs (-4.76%) since yesterday
60.54% of normal • Low
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 61%
River levels are low and may signify a drought.
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
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.