Out and about

June 11, 2014 

WATERFALL WATCHING AT SHOSHONE FALLS GOT BETTER

Flows in the Snake River below Milner Dam near Burley began rising Tuesday morning, which means great views at Shoshone Falls downstream near the town of Twin Falls.

Virtually no water was making its way past Milner Dam on Monday, because all of the Snake River's flow was being used by upstream irrigators. The flows will are expected to be 3,600 cfs through July 6 and then go down to 1,500 cfs through July 21.

The additional water is helping push young salmon and steelhead downstream through the lower Snake and Columbia rivers to the Pacific Ocean.

WHITEWATER SAFETY SET ON MAIN PAYETTE JUNE 14

The Idaho Whitewater Association's 7th annual Safety Saturday, with stations where rafters and kayakers can practice rescue skills, will be on the river from Banks to Beehive Bend.

To participate, boaters must launch from Banks between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A barbecue will run until 5 p.m. at the take-out. Life jackets are mandatory.

RATTLESNAKE EXPO IN BOISE JUNE 14

The expo includes free clinics on how to care for rattlesnake bites in dogs, general rattlesnake safety, avoiding traps with dogs, electronic collar training, porcupine avoidance and others will be Saturday at Pavilion No. 1 (near tennis courts) in Julia Davis Park. The expo is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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