Boise Fire: it's still too early to float Boise River

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 19:12:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — As the weather heats up, it might be tempting to hit the Boise River for a float, but the Boise Fire Department says it's still too early.

The department still has a lot of work to do before the river is safe. Crews need to clear hazards like tree branches and other debris, and water levels are still running too high.

"The weather is warming up and we're seeing them on the river, but we'd just like to encourage people to hold for right now. Let's let the water level come down a little bit more, let us get out there and mitigate some of the hazards and officially open it," said Paul Roberts, Division Chief of Special Operations with Boise Fire.

No word yet on an official opening date, but Roberts says it will likely be sometime around mid-June.