Boise River flowing at second highest point since Lucky Peak Dam construction

Posted at 4:02 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 00:14:23-04

The Boise River stream is now flowing at the highest point it's ever been at on March 30th, and the second highest for any date since the Lucky Peak Dam construction.

The US Army Corp of Engineers hopes to hold it around 8100 CFS (measured at the Glenwood Bridge) for the next 60 days, which measures at over 11 feet, but that could change depending on weather conditions. 

A flood warning issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until the Boise River drops below 7000 CFS.

Water has overflowed the banks at many points along the Boise River, and with all the added rain on Thursday, many roads have become overrun with standing water.

Ada County Emergency Management has paired with several organizations to get things ready in the event of heavy flooding, and an emergency operations center has been activated.

While they work, they said it's important that you get ready with them.

They encourage you to move livestock to high ground, get a 72-hour kit ready, sign up for Code Red (Ada County's emergency notification system), and stay away from the river. 

They said they have been overrun with non-emergency calls. They asked that you refrain from calling 911 unless it is a true emergency. 

For the latest information about flooding, how to obtain flood insurance, sandbag locations, and Boise River flow information click here. 

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