BLISS, Idaho (KLIX) – Water flow in the Snake River below Lower Salmon Falls Dam will fluctuate today as the Idaho Transportation Department performs a routine structural inspection of Shoestring Bridge. 

Idaho Power Co. increased flows Sunday night before dropping them this morning. Water volume between the dam and bridge increase as other sources enter the river, however, according to the power company, so flows at Shoestring Bridge will be around 3,200 cfs during the drawdown.

Flows below Bliss Dam will be lowered today until about 3 p.m. and will drop to as low as 4,500 cfs. After the bridge inspection is complete, flows will return to normal.