Saturday, June 4, 2011

Army Corps of Engineers: Possible High Water and Unsafe Riverbanks

Posted By on Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 11:51 AM

With today's summer-like temperatures sending Treasure Valley residents to parks and gardens, hydrologists are keeping a watchful eye on mountain streams and valley rivers.

On Friday, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service said that Idaho mountain snow levels remained among the deepest ever measured in early June. Two thirds of Idaho sites measured snow water levels being near record highs.

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Boise River and Lucky Peak lake levels may fluctuate greatly over the next week as reservoir operators try to manage refill operations versus flood risk. The corps issued cautions of possible high water and unsafe saturated riverbanks.

The Boise River near Glenwood Bridge was reported at 9.6 feet this morning, running just under 7,000 cubic feet per second.

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