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PALISADE DAM TO LORENZO (SOUTH FORK)

Snake River - idaho
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Class
II
Easy
Length
53.0
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 9680 cfs
Average 7000 cfs
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Current Weather 90° Sunny
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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 sunny, with a high near 90. south southeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 9 public boat access points along the Snake River. The Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) is also ideal for multi day paddlers as the run features numerous campsites. Campers will find 15 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 53 miles of the beautiful Snake River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: December



Streamflow Conditions

The Palisade Dam to Lorenzo (South Fork) is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 9680cfs, about 38% above the average runnable rate of 7000cfs. 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.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Snake River are between a bare minimum of 1500cfs and a high of 15000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class II obstacles as they float down this 53 mile stretch of the Snake River.



Weather Overview: 90° Today, 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 85. to sunny, with a high near 91. east wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 85° - 91°



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