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Difficulty III+
Length 6 Miles
Gauge SPOKANE RIVER NR POST FALLS ID
Flow Range 700 - 35000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 2810 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/29/2013 7:11 am

River Description


Most of this section is a class 1 float trip under normal flows.  There appears to be a section suitable for whitewater immediately below a dam.  Access to that section is unkown.

Put in:  Corbin Park provides access to a class 1 section.  There appears to be swiftwater and possibly rapids upstream of Corbin Park, but it is not clear whether there is any public access to the river upstream of Corbin Park. 

There appears to be a fairly steep and rocky streambed for a short ways immediately below the Post Falls dam.  This section is bypassed by a pipe to a powerhouse.  It is not clear how to access this section or how to tell when it has boatable flows.

Rapid Descriptions

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11 years ago

this stretch should include the lengthall the way to Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley-- 2000cfs and above produce several more good playspots. Did it twice!

Summary of Gauge Readings

The gauge is a long ways dowstream of this section. 

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
SPOKANE RIVER NR POST FALLS ID
AW Gauge Info
2810 cfs 00h46m
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Directions Description


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Date Flow Result Factor  
2010-06-24 n/a Fatality Cold Water Read More

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News

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Spokane Dams Get New FERC License

2009-07-01 00:00:00-04
Kevin Colburn

On June 18th the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a new 50 year license for several dams on the Spokane River, near Spokane Washington and Post Falls Idaho.  The license is based on several years of intense negotiations between the power company, tribes, agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club, Northwest Whitewater Association, and American Whitewater were involved on behalf of paddlers.  The results of the new license are significant, and paddlers will certainly notice some positive changes in the not too distant future. 

 

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

2004-01-20 00:00:00-05
John Gangemi

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Idaho is proposing a $13 registration fee for non-motorized boats greater than 7 feet in length.  Under this registration fee proposal all kayaks and rafts on Idaho waters would be required to have a registration sticker fixed to the bow of each boat greater than 7 feet in length.  Stickers would not be transferable between boats.  Out of state boaters would be required to comply as well.

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Can You Taste Victory?

2001-10-23 00:00:00-04
American Whitewater

FERC revokes Preliminary Permit for
hydropower project on Boundary Creek in
Northern Idaho.
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