While many parts of the U.S. have experienced drought this year, Idaho reports that its streams are hitting ideal levels this summer, enhancing opportunities for whitewater rafting and jet boat tours.
“We’re lucky we live in Idaho,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho snow survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Boise. “Idaho is the place to go rafting this year since the rest of the West is struggling with low flows. The mountains will still have plenty of snow to sustain the river flows throughout the summer months.”
River levels in Idaho are running from 85 percent to more than 125 percent of normal.