Snake River Levels
June 6 2023
Discharge Volume Today+2404.0 cfs (+0.68%) since yesterday
93.17% of Normal • 27 Streamgauges
Total streamflow across the
was last observed at
cfs, and is expected to yield approximately
acre-ft of water today; about 93%
Average streamflow for this time of year is
with recent peaks last observed at
The river is also a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts, featuring river runs like Alpine Canyon (West Table to Sheep Gulch), and Astoria to West Table, a class I to II run. Compare streamflow levels for nearby paddling destinations on the interactive map .
River Summary: The Snake River is a major river in the United States, stretching over 1,000 miles from Wyoming to Washington, and is a tributary of the Columbia River. The river has a storied history, serving as a vital transportation route for Native Americans and later European settlers. Today, the river is heavily utilized for hydroelectric power, with several large dams and reservoirs along its length, such as the Hells Canyon Dam and the Jackson Lake Dam. These dams have transformed the river into a major source of energy for the region, but have also had significant impacts on the river's ecology and the surrounding landscapes. Additionally, the Snake River and its reservoirs are popular recreational destinations, offering activities such as fishing, boating, and camping. The river also plays a critical role in the region's agricultural sector, providing irrigation for crops and supporting the livelihoods of many farmers and ranchers.