Flood 10 begins winter maintenance activities

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Steve Stuebner, Media contact for Flood District #10, 208-484-0295

Flood District 10 to begin winter maintenance in Boise River

BOISE – (Nov. 6, 2019) - Boise River Flood Control District #10 will be conducting routine winter maintenance activities starting this month and continuing through March on the Boise River from the Ada County Fairgrounds downstream to just above Interstate 84 in Caldwell.

The District will remove trees and debris from selected portions of the river to decrease restrictions to river flows during high water, reduce the risk of flooding and remove hazard trees where possible, officials said.

“We wanted to give the public a head’s up that there might be heavy equipment working in the river, or people may see smoke from slash burning along the river during our maintenance period,” said Mike Dimmick, Manager of Flood District #10.

This work is performed under permits issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Idaho Department of Water Resources, and Memorandum of Understanding from Department of Environmental Quality.

The permitting agencies require that the work be done from November to March while river flows are below 350 cubic feet per second measured at the Glenwood Bridge.

For more information, go to Boiseriver.org or call Mike Dimmick, District Manager, 208-861-2766.

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