Flooding emergencies declared in Eagle, Star

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Flooding emergencies declared in Eagle, Star

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 4:44 PM

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BOISE -- The rising Boise River continues to threaten property and homes near the communities of Eagle and Star.

On Tuesday evening, both the Eagle City Council and Star Mayor Nate Mitchell declared seperate flooding emergencies in their respective communities. According to Ada County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Andrea Dearden, the purpose is to begin the necessary preparations for controlling the water.

Meanwhile, Ada County Emergency Management officials caution nearby residents to be alert for rising water near low-lying areas.

On Tuesday, officials said  two breaches along the Little Pioneer irrigation canal caused much of the flooding in Star. However, by late Tuesday evening, KTVB learned that both breaches had been successfully repaired, and that water levels had returned to normal.

Multiple agencies including Ada County Highway District, US Army Corps of Engineers, Ada City-County Emergency Management and Ada County Sheriff's Office all worked on ways to repair the breaches.

Officials continue to monitor the situation.

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