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.
"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" -----
Actually the Shoup gauge is a ways upsteam of the Corn Creek launch. To get a better representation of the flow at Corn Cr add the gauges Middle Fork Salmon near Shoup and the Main Salmon near Shoup. That'll give you a good view of the water near the put in. Some people use the Whitebird gauge because it's closer to the flows you'll see near the take out. Pull the Little Salmon flows out of Whitebird and you get a fair representation of what's going on with all the side creeks dumping into the Main Salmon above Riggins and the take out. Typically Whitebird is about double the flow at Corn Creek.
Just for clarification - the gauge at Shoup is about 25 miles above Corn Creek.
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?
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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
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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