See also Idaho: the Whitewater State by Amaral.
Grant advises: "For a movie, see Marilyn Monroe in 'River of No Return.'" I don't know about you, but I'm heading for the library to see if it's in their archives.
This roadless river is amazing. Eagles and otter roam and are protected. Thank you Idaho.
45.369183, -114.686433, 46.4M, Corn Creek, RR
45.418600, -114.868517, 57.2M, Lantz Bar, RR
45.466800, -114.954383, 63.4M, Blackadar, RR
45.507650, -115.035917, 69.0M, Hot springs pool, RL
45.548600, -115.154117, 76.1M, Magpie Creek, RL
45.542417, -115.250283, 82.6M, Yellow Pine Bar, RR
45.484967, -115.342617, 89.0M, Jim Moore, RR
45.413150, -115.467800, 99.1M, Fivemile Bar, RL
45.394650, -115.588150, 107.2M, Mann Creek, RL
45.433767, -115.667900, 112.5M, Polly Bemis, RL
45.453250, -115.946100, 127.6M, Carey Creek, RL
Just for clarification - the gauge at Shoup is about 25 miles above Corn Creek.
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Why use the gage at Whitebird? The Main Salmon run normally is from Corn Cr. to Carey Cr. Whitebird is many miles downstream of Carey Cr. There is a gage at Shoup, ID that is below Corn Cr. and above Carey Cr. i.e. in the actual run itself. Wouldn't this be more representative of the flows to expect?
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Plan includes management plan for Middle Fork Salmon and Salmon Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The minimum flow is something of a guess. 9000 cfs is about optimal.
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