Boise River Flows Set to Increase on Wednesday
Media Contact: John Redding, (208) 378-5212
Brian Sauer, (208) 383-2282
For Release: May 14, 2013
BOISE, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows from Lucky Peak Dam along the Boise River tomorrow to about 1,400 cubic-feet-per-second (cfs) at the Glenwood Bridge gauging station.
The flows are well below the 7,000 cfs flood stage, and will to remain at that level through May 31.
"These are typical summertime flows along the Boise River," said Brian Sauer, Reclamation hydrologist. "There is no concern for flooding downstream, but we do advise people to exercise caution due to the swiftly moving water."
These releases also provide additional water for downstream salmon migration along the lower Snake and Columbia rivers Flows currently at the Glenwood gauge are about 800 cfs.
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