Milner Whitewater Release Request


The Milner Mile

A whitewater release for the Milner Mile, officially listed as the Milner Bypass Reach of the Snake River, will occur only if the following are met:

  • The request is made before 3 p.m. MDT on the Friday before the requested weekend day.
  • The request includes at least two boaters.
  • Sufficient water is available for release on the requested weekend day during April, May and June, for a total of four weekend days and Memorial Day.
  • When inflow to the Milner Project is in excess of irrigation demands and above 10,000 cfs.

To request a whitewater release:

  • Fill out the form below, or call Idaho Power's toll-free recreation line at 1-800-422-3143 (select option 2) before 3 p.m. (MDT) on the Friday before the requested weekend day.
  • Submit your requested Milner Whitewater Verify Release date after 4:30 p.m. (MDT) the Friday before your requested date to confirm flow levels are available, or call 1-800-422-3143. Requested water releases will only be scheduled if conditions allow.
  • Water will be released from the dam once two boaters have checked in at the Milner Power Plant on the day of the requested release.

To cancel a whitewater release:

  • Submit a Milner Whitewater Release Cancel Request, or call the message system at 1-800-422-3143 before 3 p.m. (MDT) on the Friday before your requested date. The request will be counted as one release day if sufficient water was available and no cancellation was made.

Whitewater Release Request

Minimum of two people

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