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Idaho River Flow Information
Rivers Throughout Idaho (U.S. Geological Survey Reports)
Boise & Payette Rivers (Bureau of Reclamation)
Upper Snake River (Bureau of Reclamation)
Other River Drainage Reports (Bureau of Reclamation)
Snake River: Murtaugh/Milner, Swan Falls & Hells Canyon (Idaho Power Reports)
Bear River (Black Canyon & Oneida Narrow) Recorded message:
Bear River (Georgetown to Soda Springs Canoe Stretch) Soda Point Dam Operator:
Blackfoot River (below Blackfoot Reservoir):
This is an internet service of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that enables river runners to get an idea of spring & early summer flows based on mountain snow packs: Idaho Snow Pack/Water Content
Rafting or Kayaking (Multi-day Trips)
Use this list to make sure you don't forget anything on your next trip.
Kayaks and Other Whitewater Craft
Click here for a primer on kayaks, whitewater canoes, inflatable kayaks and associated equipment such as paddles, flotation bags, helmets, spray skirts, etc.
Planning Multi-day Rafting or Kayaking Trips
Click here for some great hints: organizing your party, calculating trip costs, holding planning sessions, leading a trip and arranging transportation.
Rafts and Drift Boats
Click here for lots of information on: rafts, types of rafts, catarafts, dories, drift boats and associated equipment such as oars, paddles, pumps and waterproof storage bags.
PEAC 1167 - Kayak Touring
Basic skills for lake, ocean and flat-water kayaking including equipment, technique, navigation, safety and rescue.
PEAC 175A - Beginning Kayaking
Uses controlled environment of ISU pool and includes basic skills including draw and sculling strokes, high and low bracing, eddy turns, deep water rescue techniques, river safety, and Eskimo roll.
PE 2284 - Intermediate Kayaking and Whitewater Safety
Combines practical field experience in moving water with a study of river safety and accident prevention. Topics include hazard evaluation, self and team rescue, case history review, and whitewater safety procedures. PREREQ: PEAC 175A OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
PE 3381 - River Safety & Swiftwater Rescue
A comprehensive safety and rescue course for river users and rescue service personnel. Topics include safety equipment, river hazards, river crossings, tag line procedures, zip line and Z-pulley use, moving water extrications, and first aid considerations.