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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Flood Warning in Effect for Boise River

Posted By on Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM

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Following a week of heavy showers, the Boise River is running near its flood threshold stage this morning.

The National Weather Service Office in Boise issued a flood warning for the river until further notice. Flows at the Glenwood Bridge are expected to hit 7,400 cubic feet per second by this afternoon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warns that an addition 500 cfs was scheduled to be released today due to near-capacity in the Boise River reservoir system.

Boise Parks and Recreation officials have closed down the Greenbelt at the Broadway Avenue and Main Street tunnels due to anticipated high water. Two other sections—the walking trail from the Cottonwood Apartments east to Bown Crossing and the Loggers Creek footbridge between Leadville Avenue and the ParkCenter Bridge—have been closed since mid-April.

The long-range forecast calls for on-again, off-again chances of showers or thunderstorms until next Friday.

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