Crews pump flood water out of yards in Eagle

Credit: Bonnie Shelton / KTVB

Flood waters have receded in Eagle after pumps, fire crews, and an inmate labor crew worked to help homeowners.


by Bonnie Shelton and KTVB.COM

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Posted on February 12, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 12:29 PM

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EAGLE -- Several feet of standing water has been pumped from the outside of homes in Eagle after Wednesday's major rainstorm.

Authorities say the resulting runoff threatened at least three properties near Beacon Light Road and Eagle Road.

Ada County Highway District crews, the Eagle Fire Department, and an inmate labor detail helped fill sandbags to keep rising water away from home foundations and wells.

Chief Mike Winkle says heavy rain on top of frozen ground  caused some flooding in two backyards. Fire crews and deputies closely monitored a third yard for signs of flooding.

"It was probably about a foot below the top of the well cap, and then I took my daughter to school 45 minutes came back, and it was at the top of the well so it was just growing really rapidly," said homeowner Christine Clevenger.

A pump brought in by the City of Meridian helped crews remove water from around homes and dump it into a nearby canal. The water had receeded significantly Thursday morning.

An Ada County deputy was on scene throughout the night to monitor the situation, but he left around 7:30 a.m Thursday.

Part of Beacon Light Road was closed for several hours on Wednesday but it was reopened overnight.

A spokeswoman with the Ada County Sheriff's Office says some water did leak into a basement.

Crews will continue to monitor the area in case the water begins to rise again.