May 2020


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What You Might Have Missed in HFF News

Flow Update - April 17

Flow Update - April 22

Outflow from Island Park Reservoir 

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South Fork Flow Update - April 16

South Fork Flow Update - April 29

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Stay in the loop on flow changes and projects by following the South Fork Initiative on social media or by emailing Bryce.


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Idaho Gives Ends Tomorrow, May 7 – Give Today!
The Henry’s Fork Foundation continues to serve as the Voice of the River and pursue our science-based approach to conservation to ensure our favorite places and their rising fish are here to enjoy for years to come. This Idaho Gives season we ask you to remember the non-profits like HFF who rely on your support to complete crucial work. For every donation of $50 or more, you will receive some incredible gifts and every donation will be matched dollar for dollar by members of HFF’s Board of Directors, up to $38,000!​​​​​​​

You, as the HFF community, inspire and motivate us. It is your passion and love for these beautiful waters and fisheries that makes this conservation work possible and worthwhile. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the Henry’s Fork Foundation.

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HFF COVID-19 Update

Continuing to follow the Governor’s orders and Rebound Idaho plans, the HFF Community Campus will remain closed to the public through May 29th. HFF staff will continue to work remotely, while increasing the amount of time spent in the office over the month of May with appropriate health and safety precautions. If you need to meet with an HFF staff member in person or would like to enter the building after May 16th, email or call staff to arrange an appointment. There will be a limit on the number of visitors allowed in the building at one time and parts of the building will remain closed to the public. The office will reopen to the public on May 30th. 

All of these steps are contingent on Idaho meeting the Governor’s criteria for each stage of reopening. If criteria are not met, the state cannot move to the next stage of reopening. Review state and county information for visitors below.

State of Idaho Reopen Guidelines

Fremont County Request to Visitors


What You Might Have Missed - Special Highlight

HFF’s First Ever Virtual Get-Together

Thank you to all those who joined us for our first ever virtual get together, An Evening on the Henry’s Fork. In case you missed it, here is a recording of the main section of the event and links below for recordings of the breakout sessions. Keep an eye out for notifications about future virtual events. We hope you can join us!

Check Out the Virtual Event
April Water Situation Changes Summer Forecast​​​​​​​

For the month of April as a whole, mean temperature was 1 degree F below average, and precipitation was 88% of average. Peak snow water equivalent (SWE) occurred on April 17, five days later than average, but high melt rates since then resulted in greater than average SWE loss for the month. This means that all of the gains in SWE made during the first half of April from cold temperatures and modest new snowfall accumulations have been erased and then some. As of May 4, SWE was the same as it would normally be on May 11, meaning that snowmelt so far has happened one week earlier than average.

If the current weather forecast holds (warm, dry May), we will see continued above-average loss of the current snowpack and SWE is very likely to remain below average for the rest of the spring. Barring unforeseen summer rain, draft of Island Park Reservoir to meet downstream irrigation and streamflow needs will be higher than over the past three years. Summer streamflow depends a great deal on the previous winter’s snowpack and base-flows from springs, but all that can change based on when snow melts and spring and summer rains (or lack thereof).

To receive Rob’s daily water updates, email him at

Click here to view Rob’s April 1 summer flow predictions.

Ora Bridge Road Closure

Construction continues at Ora Bridge and the road across the old bridge will be closed April 27 through June 30 as they construct the east and west side roadway leading up to the new bridge. The construction company is dedicated to protecting access to the river and the parking area, but we ask anglers to be patient as occasional equipment moving and paving could cause delays (possibly up to 15 minutes) in reaching the parking area. We will do our best to communicate when those delays could occur as soon as information is available.

Read more here.