BOISE -- Water flows into the New York Canal have been temporarily stopped while crews repair a section of the canal.
The Bureau of Reclamation says workers are installinga 2-foot thick clay liner on a section of thecanal floor near South Federal Way.
Water managersexpect the repairsto takearound five to seven days.Water flows will resume shortly after the repairs are completed.
We will do an analysis at the end of the irrigation season to fully evaluate the effectiveness of the repairs, said Jerrold Gregg, Snake River Area Manager.
Officials says flows in the Boise River are just below flood stage at the Glenwood Bridge, and they believeflood control operations will allow enough time for the canal repairs.
The New York Canal is about 40 miles longand provides irrigation water for thousands of residents and farmers in the Boise area.