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Snake River - wyoming
Updated Feb. 27, 2020, 6 p.m.
III- to III+
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 794 cfs
Average 9000 cfs
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Current Weather 34° Partly Sunny
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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 partly sunny, with a high near 34. wind chill values as low as zero. west southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

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 TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 794cfs, about -92% 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: 34° Today, Partly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. to a 30 percent chance of snow after 11am. mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 27° - 40°

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