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Difficulty III-V
Length 6 Miles
Flow Range 4.50 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 51 minutes ago 4.36 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/18/2019 6:25 am

River Description

The Little Salmon is a roadside whitewater run. The put in is at the first of four large waterfalls. All four waterfalls are runnable but the first drop can damage boats. The majority of the run consists of small boulder pile and ledge drops. Each of the waterfalls presents a different challenge and some can hide strainers and submerged rocks. On one run a kayaker and canoer both disappeared for more than five seconds in the hole at the base of the third drop but emerged unscathed. Unlike many whitewater runs in Idaho the Little Salmon is probably safer and more runnable at medium flow.

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Idaho Proposes Registration Fee for Non-Motorized Boats

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?

American Whitewater

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

Ryan Kinzer


Thomas O'Keefe


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1190359 01/03/06 Ryan Kinzer n/a
1212953 06/18/19 Thomas O'Keefe updated description