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Boise River flows to increase starting Monday

Posted: 10:45 PM, Mar 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-10 00:45:35-05

With the overwhelming amount of snow in Idaho's mountains comes an increase in water levels along the Boise river.

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be increasing flows through the City of Boise on Monday to above two-thousand cubic feet per second.

These water releases are necessary to help reduce the risk of flooding later in the spring, which can happen very quickly with rapidly melting snow and seasonal precipitation.

Additional adjustments in water releases from Lucky Peak dam and lake.. are possible during the coming weeks.

Here's the good news: a full supply of irrigation water is anticipated this summer.