Water: 87° F
Air H: 94° F L: 67° F
Today: Clear throughout the day.
Water Temp: 38 Air Temp: 58
Oxbow Reservoir's current water temperature is 87°F. Today's forecast is: Clear throughout the day., with a high around 94°F and a low around 67°F. Winds are out of the SSE at 5 mph with gusts of 14 mph.
Water Temp (F)
85° - 87°
Estimate as of Aug 11, 2022
Current Air (F)
About this lake
Oxbow Dam is a hydroelectric run-of-the-river rockfill dam on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon border, in Hells Canyon (river mile 273). Completed 59 years ago in 1961, it is part of the Hells Canyon Project that also includes Hells Canyon Dam and Brownlee Dam, built and operated by Idaho Power Company.
The dam's powerhouse contains four generating units with a total nameplate capacity of 190 megawatts (250,000 hp).
Lacking passage for migrating salmon, the three Hells Canyon Project dams blocked access by anadromous salmonids to a stretch of the Snake River drainage basin from Hells Canyon Dam up to Shoshone Falls, which naturally prevents any upstream fish passage to the upper Snake River basin.
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