Boise River Flows Above Flood Stage, Expected To Hit Decade High


The National Weather Service office in Boise has sustained its flood warning for the Boise River at Glenwood Bridge.


At 8 a.m., the Boise River was reported to be 10.47 feet, just above the flood stage of 10.1 ft.. Additionally, the river was running at approximately 7.53 cubic feet per second and the flows are expected to get only greater. Discharge from the Lucky Peak Reservoir is expected to increase both today and Wednesday, targeting a flow of 8,000 cfs at the Glenwood Bridge. The flood flow is 7,000 cfs.

Law enforcement is expecting minor flooding at several sections along the river, including the Greenbelt, Eagle Island and other low spots.

When the Boise River hits 8,000 cfs, sometime on Wednesday, it will be the highest Boise River flow in more than a decade. The record of 9,840 cfs was set in June 1983.