Who We Are

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Boise River Flood Control District No. 10 was formed to provide control of the Boise River and its tributaries in the affected area to protect life and property, preserve the public health and welfare, and conserve and develop natural resources of the State of Idaho as they relate to potential flooding in Ada and Canyon Counties within the District’s boundaries.

Boise River Flood Control District Information

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 aim to protect life and property along the Boise River and Dry Creek, a major tributary to the river that is within the District. 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).

2019-2020 River Maintenance

Boise River Flood Control District #10 will begin annual winter maintenance operations on the Boise River on approximately November 1, 2019, when flows measured at Glenwood Bridge are at or below permit conditions of 500 cfs or less. Flood District #10 will be using heavy equipment to accomplish hazard tree/snag removal, debris piling and burning through the winter months until spring runoff begins. 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. Please see current activities page for more information.