May 2017


Upcoming Events


Henry's Fork Days XXXIII
Fisherman's Access
Last Chance, Idaho

June 16-17, 2017
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What You Might Have Missed in HFF News

2017 Looking Better Everyday

April: One of the Wettest on Record

Buffalo Fish Ladder April Update

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What Can We Expect This Summer? 

Predicted Streamflows for June, July, August, and September
  • Streamflow during the second half of June at Island Park Dam will be roughly equal to the river’s natural flow. With 90% probability, this natural streamflow will range between 400 and 750 cfs.
  • Irrigation delivery from Island Park Reservoir will begin around July 1 and peak in mid-July. With 95% probability, releases from the reservoir during July will be lower than 1,400 cfs, and with over 95% probability will be much lower than 2016 releases between the middle of June and the first week of August.
  • With 95% probability, Island Park Reservoir contents at the end of the September will remain above 58,000 ac-ft (43% full), very close to the long-term average.
  • Because of lower outflows and higher reservoir contents, turbidity (how “dirty” the water appears) in the river immediately downstream of Island Park Dam is expected to remain lower than the high values observed in 2016 during the mid-July cyanobacteria bloom and late-summer reservoir drawdown.

Read more HERE.

What You Might Have Missed: Special Highlight

"Effects of Irrigation Efficiency Improvements at Multiple Scales" - Nationwide webinar hosted by NRCS
For decades, improving irrigation efficiency was promoted and funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a way to save water, increase crop yields, and improve water quality. While irrigation efficiency has generally benefited individual agricultural producers, it has also decreased aquifer recharge, reduced valuable wetland habitat, caused large-scale water-rights conflicts, and increased overall consumptive use of water at the basin scale.

Traditional ditch-and-flood irrigation (photo example above) mimicked natural floodplain and aquifer-recharge processes associated with beaver dams and overbank flows during spring runoff. Conversion to pipe-and-sprinkler systems has greatly reduced the ecological benefits associated with these processes.

NRCS hosted a nationwide webinar in April entitled “Effects of irrigation efficiency improvements at multiple scales.” HFF’s Senior Scientist Rob Van Kirk was invited to be one of three guest presenters on the webinar because of his expertise in groundwater-surface water interactions and water-rights administration in the Snake River basin.

View webinar HERE.

Henry's Fork Days is ONE Month Away!

Our Annual Henry's Fork Days is just over 1 month away! Have you reserved your spot yet?  

You can help protect the wild trout fisheries of the Henry's Fork by joining us for the Henry's Fork Days XXXIII, June 16-17, 2017. All proceeds benefit conservation of the Henry's Fork. 

We hope to see you there!

For additional information call us at 208-652-3567 or email

Support HFF Through Custom Home Package

The Henry’s Fork Foundation received a generous donation that we are now putting out to bid. Bidding is open and will conclude Friday, June 9, 2017.

Package Details:
  • $350,000 retail value by Precision Craft Log and Timber Homes
  • 5504 total square feet with main floor area of 2960 square feet and basement floor area of 2544 square feet
  • Full engineered and architectural plans
  • Timber frame, trusses, glulam beams
  • Insulspan SIP (structural insulating panel) panels
  • Advantage ICF’s (insulating concrete forming system)
  • Snow load capacity: 30 lbs/ft2 (additional capacity can be added for an extra cost depending on specific zoning requirements)
  • Installation not included
  • Delivery not included (materials currently in enclosed storage in Ashton, ID)

To submit a bid, for a copy of the complete plans, or for questions, email Brady Taylor or call 208-652-3567.