Boise River flows decreasing

BOISE - Despite the rainy weather, there is some good news to report about river flows.

Water managers with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers have reduced flow rates on the Boise River Monday.

The latest check at the Glenwood Bridge showed the river was flowing at just under 8,700. That's down significantly from last week's high of around 9,600 cfs.

People are still urged to stay away from the Boise River for safety reasons. The water is cold and moving fast. Many sections of the Greenbelt remain closed, while some areas have been compromised by the fast and high water. The high flow rates also pose a danger to rescue crews.

Three area reservoirs that feed into the Boise River system are at near capacity. River levels are expected to remain high well into the summer months due to melting snowpack.

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