Rain will have minor impact on Table Rock burn scar

Posted at 9:39 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 06:33:25-04

While a flash flood watch is in effect for the area around the pioneer fire, officials say the rain will not have a major impact on the table rock burn scar.

The human-caused wildfire burned over 2 thousand acres in the Boise foothills this summer, but scientists aren't expecting any major flooding or runoff.

Hydrologists with the National Weather Service say the fire did not burn all of the watersheds and the soil will still soak in water. Officials say the public should be aware of the increased run off which could result in minor mudslides.

"Be aware that it's going to be wet, it will be muddy trails and there could be some areas of increased run-off maybe beyond what you would typically see a rainfall event."

Hydrologists say restoring vegetation will help stabilize the slopes. The city is looking for volunteers to help plant bitter and sage brush. To volunteer, click here