Shoshone Falls' popular "water show" to roar back to life ... well, at least for awhile

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 14:02:46-04

The waters of Shoshone Falls in the Magic Valley will be roaring back to life this week ... at least for a while.

Tourists and locals alike will again enjoy watching the Falls’ spectacular “water show” flows starting Thursday evening -- with 15,000 cubic-feet-per-second of flow from the Upper Snake River system.

“Bureau of Reclamation officials said they are expecting to run 10,000 to 15,000 cfs through the Mid-Snake region and Shoshone Falls this weekend, all of next week, and possibly the following week, depending on irrigation demand and hot weather,” said Southern Idaho Tourism spokesman Steve Steubner.

Last month, the Bureau of Reclamation had to discontinue the water flow past Milner Dam, near Twin Falls, to save the water for irrigation.

But now, snow and rain in the area the past few days has created the need to release more water.

“We should have a solid ten days to two weeks of flows over Shoshone Falls, before things turn off for irrigation,” Steubner added.