Silver Creek (Idaho)

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Silver Creek near Crouch in Boise County, Idaho
Silver Creek panorama

Silver Creek in Southern Idaho refers to two different streams. One is a spring-fed tributary of the Little Wood River in Blaine County, north of Picabo, and the other is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Payette River in Boise County, near Crouch.

Little Wood tributary[edit]

The Little Wood River tributary is formed by dozens of springs bubbling up from an aquifer, which form a stream. It is an example of a high desert, cold-spring ecosystem, and attracts a variety of wildlife, including 150 species of birds.[1] It is a world-renowned fly fishing preserve.

Location (mouth): 43°11′41″N 114°00′51″W / 43.19480°N 114.01405°W / 43.19480; -114.01405[2]

Payette River tributary[edit]

The Payette River tributary, approximately 100 miles (160 km) northwest, has native brook trout and is stocked with rainbow trout.[3]

Location (mouth): 44°09′30″N 115°08′33″W / 44.15824°N 115.14259°W / 44.15824; -115.14259[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Silver Creek". Idaho. Nature Conservancy. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Silver Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Small streams: Silver Creek". Fishing Boise National Forest. United States Forest Service. 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Silver Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 

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