Idaho's Silver Creek Returning to Normal After Spring Floods

August 11, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Despite complaints from some anglers about changed stream structure, Silver Creek seems little worse for wear 4 months after floods doubled the normal water flows. “During a warm, wet spell at the tail end of one of the snowiest winters in the last 25 years, flows on Silver Creek were measured at a swollen 460 cubic feet per second (cfs) on April 6 and 7, 2006. Average flows during spring runoff top out at about 200 cfs. When the waters opened to fishing in late May, many anglers complained that the physical structure of the creek had changed dramatically.” Steve Benson in the Idaho Mountain Express.