2011 Idaho River Levels & Salmon River Snowpack

Wow the winter of two-thousand and heaven just keeps on coming. As of April 19, 2011 the Snowpack for the entire Salmon River basin is 110% of normal. The snowpack for the headwaters of the Salmon River near Stanley Idaho is 104% of normal. The difference between this average water year and previous years is the ammount of snow still on the ground and in the mountains. Take a look at the graph below. Notice today’s stream flow compared to the 30 year average?

What does all of this information mean?
If mother nature continues to cooperate with consistent moisture and gradual warming temps we are in for a long summer of whitewater rafting in Idaho with optimum river conditions.

Get ready to raft!

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