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PALISADE DAM TO LORENZO (SOUTH FORK)

Snake River - idaho
Updated June 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 11800 cfs
Average 7000 cfs
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Runnable Min 1500 cfs
Runnable Max 15000 cfs
Length 53 Miles
Class II
Current Weather 72° Sunny then Mostly Sunny and Breezy
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Streamflow Conditions

Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 11800cfs, about 97% above the average runnable rate of 7000cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 1500cfs and a high of 15000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Palisade Dam To Lorenzo (South Fork) are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Snake River Nr Irwin Id.

Run Overview

This class II journey is accessible from 9 different boat launch points along the Snake River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 15 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 53 miles of the beautiful Snake River.

Below the Palisade dam on the border of Wyoming and Idaho, the Snake River winds northeast towards the confluence with the Henrys Fork.  This section is sometimes referred to as the South Fork of the Snake River.  This run isn't filled with a lot of whitewater.  If you are looking for good fishing, some solitude and a good multi-day float this is a great section of river to run. Weather on the river today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 72. breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west southwest 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December



Weather Overview: 72° Today, Sunny then Mostly Sunny and Breezy

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. South southwest wind 6 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. to mostly sunny, with a high near 72. breezy, with a south southeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west southwest 21 to 26 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 37 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 58° - 72°

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