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The storm that brought snow in June to East Idaho is expected to exit the region Wednesday morning but the hazardous conditions it has created on the region’s waterways could continue for the remainder of the week. The National Weather Service urges people to keep small children and pets away from East Idaho’s rivers, streams and reservoirs because of the rising water levels and powerful currents caused by the storm that began hitting the region on Sunday night. From noon Monday until noon Tuesday, Island Park got nearly an inch of rain, while Rexburg, Salmon and Ashton received over an inch. Many other locations including the Pocatello area received over a half-inch of rain during that time frame.

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Hiking the Sawtooths. Camping near Stanley. Rafting the Salmon. With summer just around the corner, these are hot topics for Idahoans planning their next seasonal adventure. We've opened the next question round of our "news experiment" and we want to know what you want to know about summer in the Gem State. Maybe you have questions about backpacking in the Frank Church Wilderness. Or perhaps you're curious how the sand dunes formed. Backyard summer adventures count too! You could help inspire the next story coming out of the KBSX newsroom...

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The USDA report says the solid snowpack that still exists above 8,000 feet is in the central mountains and in most basins, the remaining high-elevation snowpack is more than twice normal. The report states residual streamflow forecasts call for average or greater June to July volumes across Idaho; some of the highest forecasts are 150 percent to 250 percent of average for streams with headwaters in Idaho's central mountains - being South Fork of the Payette, Boise, Middle Fork of the Salmon, Salmon, Big Wood, Little Wood and Big Lost. ...

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BOISE, Idaho — The Natural Resources Conservation Service has just released the sixth water supply outlook report for the 2016 water year. Data shows that a solid snowpack still exists above 8,000 feet in the central mountains, and in most basins the remaining high elevation snowpack is more than twice normal. In addition, residual streamflow forecasts call for average or greater June to July volumes across the state. While May brought lower than normal precipitation to Idaho, the water year-to-date precipitation is above normal across the state, ranging from a low of 127 percent of average in the Spokane and Salmon Falls basins to 170 percent in Little Wood and Big Lost basins. It is worth noting that with the exception of the Mud Lake area, Idaho as a whole has already received its annual precipitation for the water year that runs from October to September.
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Sometimes ending a wild trip is the hardest part. Just ask Todd Wells and high-water kayaking cohorts Aniol Serrasolses, Tyler Bradt and Brendan Wells: What was the hardest part about setting a new, 24-hour distance paddling world record? Well, besides a sore butt and stiff legs, it was the last four hours after hitting the 24-hour mark, still having to paddle out to reach their takeout. The foursome set the world record, still pending approval from Guinness, this weekend (June 3-4) by paddling a high-water run linking Idaho’s Middle Fork, Main and Lower Salmon rivers, clocking a whopping 287.5 miles in 24 hours. “The previous record was 274 miles,” says Bradt, who celebrated his 31st birthday on the record-setting excursion, “and at the end of a big 24 hours of continuous paddling our GPS read 287.5.” Read more at http://www.canoekayak.com/news/bradt-serrasolses-and-wells-brothers-set-...

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BOISE, ID - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has just released the sixth water supply outlook report for the 2016 water year. The water supply outlook report shows that a solid snowpack still exists above 8,000 feet in the central mountains of Idaho, and in most basins -- more than twice the normal amount. In addition, residual streamflow forecasts call for average or greater June to July volumes across the state.

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RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — A Montana woman has drowned in Idaho after authorities say she fell out of a raft into a river and her life vest came off.

The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Lindsay A. Rice of Great Falls, Montana, died Saturday after falling into the Little Salmon River near Riggins. Riggins is located near the Idaho/Oregon border. 

 

Authorities say Rice and another person were in the raft when they ended up in the river.

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If you were hoping to head up to Stanley for summertime hiking or sightseeing, you’ll want to avoid taking Idaho 21. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, a stretch of the road is closed until further notice. The 10-plus mile closure comprises an area where the highway is crumbling into a high and fast Canyon Creek, said ITD spokeswoman Jennifer Gonzalez. She said the water is undercutting the road. The closure begins at milepost 94 and stretches to milepost 105.5, between Grandjean Road and the line between Boise and Custer counties. It’s about 25 miles south of Stanley. ITD on its website described the situation as “extremely hazardous driving conditions.”...

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