Flows on the Boise River hit season high

New levees along the river are working.

BOISE - The Boise River continues to break flow records.

Sunday, the river recorded its strongest flow of the season, at about 8,900 cubic feet per second. That is also the second-largest amount of water passing under the Glenwood Bridge since data collection began in 1980.

The all-time record is about 10,000 cfs.

As of Monday afternoon, the flows had dropped back down to 8,500 cfs.

So with the record flows, the new levees built in Eagle near the Sun Roc Gravel Pit are already being tested.

Residents near the Boise River in Eagle are still on high alert.

Ada County Emergency Management monitors the temporary levee on a daily basis. They tell us right now it's in great shape, and that things look good in the area.

Officials say they understand that there are still a lot of questions about possible flooding and preparedness, so the city of Eagle is holding a town hall meeting on April 24 at 6 p.m. at Eagle City Hall.

Eagle Fire and Police will be there to answer all the questions you may have.

With the river flowing high and fast, officials are urging the public to keep their distance. The Boise Fire Department tells KTVB they still see people in the river kayaking and fishing.

Anyone who does have to be rescued will likely have to pay for those costs.

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