Eagle Island State Park closed due to flooding

EAGLE - Eagle Island State Park is closed because of rising water at the park's entrance bridge and flooding within the park, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announced Saturday.

"The rising Boise River has created unsafe conditions on and alongside the park's main entrance road, forcing us to prevent access," said Jennifer Okerland, communications manager for IDPR.

The park's gates are closed, and the park will remain inaccessible until further notice.

The Boise River stream flow rate reached about 9,000 cubic feet per second at Glenwood Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The flow is expected to increase Sunday as well, according to the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service. Flood flow is 7,000 cfs.

The water level has risen noticeably over the past few days, from less than 11 feet on Wednesday, May 31, to about 11.7 feet on Saturday, June 2 at Glenwood Bridge. The south channel at Eagle has gone from about 7.1 feet to 7.35 feet during the same time period.

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