Looking at Water Levels Heading Into Summer


(IDAHO FALLS, ID)   —   Outdoor Journalist Kris Millgate joined Tim Lewis on Idaho’s Morning News on Wednesday to discuss the water levels around East Idaho.   How much damage, if any, did the mild winter have on our beautiful bodies of water and rivers.   How will fishing be affected?   What about the fire season?   You can see more of Kris’ work on her website:  tightlinemedia.com

Hear Kris and Tim, HERE:   [audio:https://www.eastidahonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Kris-Millgate-May-30.mp3|titles=Kris Millgate May 30]


Here is a look at last year vs this year in our water levels:


Henry’s Lake 98% Full open water
Henry’s Fork Snake River 1,954 CFS too cold for stone flies
Island Park Reservoir 87% Full open water
South Fork Snake River 24,200 CFS high water conditions
Palisades Reservoir 26% draining for high runoff
American Falls Reservoir 97% Full ramps below dam closed-high water


Henry’s Lake 100%
Island Park Reservoir 99% full
Henry’s Fork Snake River 896 cfs
Palisades Reservoir 81% full
South Fork Snake River 12,470 cfs
Main Snake River 6,082 cfs
American Falls 83% full

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