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Snake River - wyoming
Updated Sept. 17, 2019, 6 a.m.
III- to III+
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 4030 cfs
Average 9000 cfs
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Current Weather 52° Breezy. Showers then Scattered Showers
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This stretch of the Snake River is extremely popular. Lots of commercial trips are run in this canyon so don't expect solitude. Weather on the river today will be periods of showers, mainly before 4pm. high near 52. breezy, with a south southwest wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%.

This run is accessible from 4 public boat access points along the Snake River.

Season Begins: April & Ends: September

Streamflow Conditions

The Alpine Canyon (West Table to Sheep Gulch) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 4030cfs, about -55% below the average runnable rate of 9000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Alpine Canyon (West Table To Sheep Gulch) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Snake River At Moose, Wy.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 1000cfs and a high of 18000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 8 class III- to III+ obstacles as they float down this 8 mile stretch of the Snake River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Big Kahuna Class III- to III+ Feet
Lunch Counter Class III- to III+ Feet
California Curler Class III 5664.06 Feet
Rope Rapid Class II+ to III 5662.27 Feet
Champaign Rapid Class II+ to III 5650.43 Feet
Cottonwood Rapid (Holy City) Class III to III+ 5643.86 Feet
Taco Hole Class III to III+ 5724.88 Feet
3 Oar Deal Class III+ 5716.49 Feet

Weather Overview: 52° Today, Breezy. Showers then Scattered Showers

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Rain showers likely before 7am, then rain and snow showers likely between 7am and 8am, then rain showers after 8am. High near 49. Chance of precipitation is 80%. to sunny, with a high near 66. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 49° - 66°

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