courtesy usfs n. fk rdBlack Creek Blowout Blocks Salmon River.    

Sometime around the 1st of April a  small intermittent stream, Black Creek, flooded and blocked  the Salmon River completely. The flood discharged a large quantity of rocks and debris into the river. The material  backed up the river  inundating Salmon Falls and created a new rapid. Trees and other woody debris blown out of the drainage had blocked the river approximately 1/8 mile below the new rapid, making the river impassable.

High Water has cleared the log jam and cut a channel through the debris.  The new rapid already has a name -- Ruby Falls. 

For more information contact the North Fork Ranger District at 208 865 2700 or visit the Arctic Creek Lodge website where they are tracking the changes of the rapid as the river cuts a new channel.