Boise River flows causing Greenbelt section to erode

Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 17:00:17-04

Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands officials report a section of the Boise River Greenbelt has been damaged -– and the section is eroding -- due to the extremely high river flows.

The Boise River is currently running above 7,500 cubic feet per second. The damaged portion of the Greenbelt Pathway is on Plantation Island between Plantation Bridge and Expo Idaho.

“It will remain closed for public safety reasons until the bank can be stabilized and the pathway repaired,” said IFPL Executive Director Jan Johns.

The closed pathway lies between Glenwood Street and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, but the closure does not affect this entire section of Greenbelt.

Identified detours for Greenbelt users are in place by the bridges.

This portion of the Greenbelt on Plantation Island is owned by the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands. The Foundation is in consultation with Ada County and City of Boise.

“The Boise River has to recede before a structural evaluation can be made,” Johns said.