By law, Boise River Flood Control District No. 10 provides for the prevention of flood damage in a manner consistent with the conservation and wise development of our water resources, thereby to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of this state as they relate to potential flooding in Ada and Canyon Counties within the District’s boundaries. (Idaho Code 42-3102)
Boise River Flood Control District #10 was organized in October 1970 through an order by the Director of the Idaho Department of Water Administration to maintain the Boise River channel. A board of three commissioners, appointed by the Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, is responsible for District activities that work to protect life and property along the Boise River. The District's boundaries extend from near the Plantation Golf Course in Boise, to just upstream of the Steel Bridge in Caldwell.
State law provides the District with statutory authority and responsibility to operate and maintain structural works of improvement for the prevention of floodwater and sediment damages, and to exercise all other powers necessary, convenient or incidental to carry out the provisions of the Flood Control District Act (Idaho Code sections 42-3101—42-3128).
The District is responsible for working to minimize flood damage and to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare (Idaho Code Section 42-3102).
Boise River Flood Control District #10 performs annual maintenance operations on the Boise River during the winter months, generally from late November through early March, when flows are at 350 cfs or less as measured at Glenwood Bridge. All of these activities are permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality through an MOU. Please see current activities page for more information.