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The City of Twin Falls expects to see a significant increase in water flowing over the Shoshone Falls beginning Tuesday, Jun 10, as water the Bureau of Reclamation releases water from the Milner Dam.
The Shoshone Falls are currently flowing at about 300 cubic feet per second; however, those flows will be augmented on Tuesday when the Bureau of Reclamation releases about 1,000 cfs from the Milner Dam into the Snake River. The Bureau is expected to gradually increase flows from Milner to about 3,650 cfs toward the end of the week.
Shoshone Falls – sometimes referred to as the Niagara of the West – is one of the largest tourist attractions in Southern Idaho. At 212 feet, the falls are higher than Niagara Falls and are about 900 feet wide. Live video of Shoshone Falls is available on the City of Twin Falls website going to www.tfid.org and selecting the link titled ‘Live View of Shoshone Falls’.
The cost of admission at Shoshone Falls Park is $3 per car. Season passes are also available for $25 at the Parks and Recreation Department , which is located at 136 Maxwell Ave. in Twin Falls. All funds from ticket sales are used to maintain Shoshone Falls Park and Dierkes Lake Park.