This was the scene at the Boise River (just past the Parkcenter Bridge) on Tuesday afternoon.  Starting today, it will look a little different as the flow level increases. 

The Federal agencies that control the water level do say that we shouldn't expect anything as significant as the flooding we experienced for weeks last year.

Last season, flows were as high as 9500 cubic feet per second, causing flooding in numerous locations, and agencies to make plans for the possibility of things even getting worse.  Some damage occurred along the shoreline and to portions of the Greenbelt.

The chance of that happening again this year is remote, thanks to far less snowpack and rain this winter.

We will see an increase of 500 cubic feet per second over the next three days, so the change will be obvious, though nowhere as dramatic as last year.