Boise River flooding along Eagle Greenbelt

Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 18:43:08-04

EAGLE — As officials increase the flow of the Boise River, flooding is already occurring along sections of the Greenbelt in Eagle.

Boise River flows will be increased through the remainder of the week.

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation are increasing river flows by 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) every day this week. They say flows will reach about 5,690 cfs by Friday evening.

Although the official flood stage for the Boise River is 7,000 cfs, areas of the Eagle Greenbelt are already experiencing localized flooding.

The Eagle Greenbelt underpass beneath Eagle Road, on the north side of the river, was closed on April 12 due to flooding. Greenbelt users should detour to the Riverside Drive crosswalk to cross Eagle Road.

The Boise River runs deep, cold, and fast.

The public is urged to use extreme caution near river banks and in flooded areas.

(photo courtesy: City of Eagle)