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Boise River Float Season Opens Saturday, July 29...Finally!

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More than a month after what is historically the opening date for floating the Boise River, the 2017 float season opens Saturday, July 29. Ada County officials announced late Wednesday that all Barber Park services, including raft and tube rentals, and shuttles from Ann Morrison Park, will be fully operational, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Record-setting spring floods hindered officials from clearing hazardous debris from the river. The average opening date for the float season is around mid-Juneā€”the latest opening date on record was in 2011 on July 15.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the river near Glenwood Bridge was running at 1,510 cfs at 3 p.m. today. In a press release, river managers say they hoping to stabilize the flow to around 1,000 cfs by the weekend.

Ada County officials want to remind the public that alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on the water, and children 14-years-old and younger are required by Idaho code to wear a flotation device while floating the river.

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