Flooding throughout the Valley is getting worse and Eagle area residents and their property may be in danger if this happens. Emails warning of possible evacuations have been sent to residents living in various subdivisions and neighborhoods.
Heavy rain and snow melt has led to the Boise River hitting it's second highest level ever! At least since the building of the Lucky Peak Dam. Ada county and Eagle have already declared disaster areas around the river due to flooding.
With warmer weather comes the annual spring melt and runoff from the mountains into Lucky Peak and the Boise River. Almost every year we see some sort of minor flooding and every once in a while that flooding can be more serious and that could be the case this year. These maps might help you out in case that happens.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning in effect beginning at 12:58 am MDT Friday, March 17th. The Flood Warning continues for the Boise river at Glenwood bridge until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
Today (3/17) J.C. Penney released the locations of 138 of their department stores that will close as part of announced closings that we told you about last month. J.C. Penny joins Macy’s and Gordman’s who announced store closings in Idaho all within the past few weeks..which stores in Idaho and the U.S. didn’t make the cut? Here’s the official list:
The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are again increasing flows from Lucky Peak Dam because of above-normal winter precipitation and warm weather…this time the increase flows will take us to official flood stage for the Boise River
The safest city in Idaho is located here in the Treasure Valley...but it night not be the city you are thinking of. Here's a list of the 50 safest cities in Idaho...find out if your city made the list.
Playing in and around the Boise river can be dangerous at any time, but as more and more water is released it gets more dangerous as more water is being released from Lucky Peak due to increased mountain run off and snow melt
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