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Boise River to rise with release of water from Lucky Peak Dam

Posted at 10:23 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 00:24:00-05
Many areas of the greenbelt around Boise and Eagle are already covered by water, but reclamation officials say it's only going to get worse in the coming days as more water is released from Lucky Peak Dam. 
 
An additional 500 CFS will be released from the reservoir Tuesday morning, bringing the total water flowing through the Boise River to 7000 CFS.
 
That flow is expected to make its way to the Glenwood Bridge by mid-afternoon. On Monday morning, the gauge showed the river at above 10 feet. 
 
While officials said the water release will reduce the risk of catastrophic flooding later in the spring, it's unclear of the damage it will cause in the coming days. 
 
The river will be flowing incredibly fast and remain extremely cold. Officials urge everyone to be safe when near the riverbanks.