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Snake River

 

S Idaho, crescent-shaped lava tableland (elev. c.3,000 ft/914 m–5,000 ft/1,524 m) traversed by Snake R., from Wash. to Wyo. state line, mainly N of river; separates Northern Rocky Mts. (N) from the Great Basin and Middle Rocky Mts. (S). Irrigation has made parts of it cultivable, esp. near river, where most of Idaho’s famous potato crop is grown (also sugar beets, fruit, vegetables). Broad central part of plain, N of river, has aquifer which carries water from Big and Little Lost rivers, 100 mi/161 km WSW to Thousand Springs, on Snake R.

SNAKE RIVER LAKES
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        Area: 58,076 Acres

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        Area: 16,230 Acres

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        Area: 25,600 Acres