Boise River set to open Thursday
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Ada County has announced that the 2012 Boise River summer float season will officially open this Thursday, June 28.
The county wants to remind all floaters that even during suitable conditions, the river is cold and swift and can be dangerous. Everyone should ensure that everyone in your party has a life vest and other safety equipment. Alcohol is still prohibited on the river.
"Epley's Boise River Rentals is pleased to join Epley's Whitewater Adventures in Riggins, Idaho, and Little Salmon Lodge in Pollock, Idaho in launching its 2012 season,” said Connie Zeller with Epley’s. “We are excited to open earlier than we’ve been able to for the past couple of years. We know people are anxious to get out on the river, but it’s important we wait until conditions are good for floating prior to offering raft and tube rentals.”
Each year, officials monitor water levels and weather temperatures before deciding upon an optimal time to open the park for float season - typically this is when temperatures remain above 80 degrees for a period of time, and the river level is considered low enough for floating.