Annual winter maintenance work begins along the Boise River

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 16:41:29-04

BOISE, Idaho — Winter maintenance work is beginning on the Boise River now that farming and irrigation season is ending and the river flow is reaching a lower level. Boise River Flood District #10 removes debris deposits from high-water runoff in the spring months.

The district removes many hazard trees and snags from portions of the Boise River during the winter months to remove restrictions that cause flooding during high water in the spring runoff. A news release from Flood District #10 says the work is also done to reduce damage to private and public property in the Boise River corridor.

The work is done under permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Idaho Department of Water Resources and Memorandum of Understanding from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Food District #10 has a number of projects that it will be working on in the winter of 2020-21, from the area upstream the Glenwood Bridge to an area above I-84 in Caldwell.