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Boise River flooding affects Caldwell RV park

Posted at 10:20 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 00:26:37-04
The seesaw battle to prevent further flooding on the Boise River has resulted in water managers releasing another 200 CFS from Lucky Peak.
 
Their job is like walking a tightrope; it has little margin for error, especially in a massive water year like this one.
 
No matter what water managers do, there is almost always someone who says they need to do it better.
 
For instance, RV park owner Randy Wolters: "The plan the Army Corps of Engineers is using should be modified.  No flow in December, January or February and any flow should have been adjusted.  It's not making sense to us."
 
Wolters had to move 40 people off his Caldwell-based campground and RV park when floodwaters threatened.
 
The recent increase of CFS comes following a reduction because of natural runoff.
 
The goal is to keep the river at a maximum pace that impacts as few people as possible, while at the same time making space in the reservoirs for all the snow runoff that is yet to come.