Who We Are

People meeting around table for flood district planning

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).

2016 -2017 River Maintenance

Boise River Flood Control District #10 began annual winter maintenance operations on the Boise River during early December, 2016, when flows measured at Glenwood Bridge were less than a permit condition of 350 cfs (or less). Hazard tree/snag removal, debris piling and burning were conducted primarily through mid-February, 2017, and then 101 days of continual flood releases forced FCD10 contractors out of the river. Idaho Department of Water Resources and Army Corps of Engineers had issued permits that allowed FCD#10 to perform this maintenance.