High waters lead to additional closures on the Greenbelt
Jennifer Auh reports on the latest Greenbelt closures, due to the Boise River flooding. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Boise Parks and Recreation closed additional sections of the Boise Greenbelt on Wednesday, due to more flooding.
The latest closure was on the north side of the Boise River. "Near Goodman Oil, which is near the connector,” said Amy Stahl, Boise Parks and Recreation. “That's been closed near the railroad trestle, between the Riverside Park and the connector, so there's a bit of a detour onto 30th Street there.”
County and state agencies are currently monitoring the Glenwood, Broadway and the two Eagle Road bridges.
So far, the Bureau of Reclamation says the minor flooding is not threatening any homes or businesses. In fact, Banbury Golf Course in Eagle says it's still open for business, and its course looks beautiful.
However, Ada County is prepared with sandbags available for residents and business owners, just in case.
Lucky Peak released even more water Wednesday morning, and the Boise River is now approaching its highest flow, since 1998 at around 8,000 cubic feet per second.
However, the Bureau of Reclamation says it's not too concerned. "We still have a lot of snow in the mountains. While we might see a slight increase in the reservoir system, we do have space in the reservoir system, so we aren't anticipating having to increase the outflows," said Brian Sauer, Hydraulic Engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation.
With more rain on the way, Sauer said the Boise River is looking at high waters for at least another 10 days.
Here are additional closures:
- Bethine Church River Trail from the Cottonwood Apartments
- Loggers Creek Bridge from Leadville Avenue
- East Park Center Bridge near Bown Crossing