Following a less-than-hoped-for snowpack and increasing demand for irrigation, the South Fork of the Boise River is seeing higher flows push through this week. Flows from the Anderson Ranch Dam were increased earlier this week from 600 cubic feet per second up to 1,600 cfs.
As of early this morning, the Boise River at Glenwood Bridge was 5.6 feet and water was rushing at just under 800 cubic feet per second. The lowest discharge on this date dates back to 1990 when the United State Geological Survey measured 688 cfs. The highest on this date was just last year when the discharge was 7,940 cfs.