The Boise office of the National Weather Service has published its seasonal volume forecasts for Idaho rivers and tributaries—there's good news and bad news:
The good news for farmers and irrigators is that the rivers are expected to be at or above 30-year averages. However, that's bad news for anyone living near the rivers. Here's a few examples:
Big Wood River: 102 percent
Boise River: 103 percent
Snake River: 93-117 percent
Willow Creek: 119 percent
Making matters more interesting is a 60-day forecast indicating higher levels of precipitation and plunging temperatures. In this week's BW, we visit one community which could be ground-zero come flood season.