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Archive: April, 2019
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  • 19-043 Corps temporarily reduces Boise River flows to assist Boise Fire Department’s rescue, recovery operations

    BOISE, Idaho – At the request of the City of Boise Fire Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers temporarily decreased Boise River flows through the City of Boise by 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) today, April 30, at about 1:30 p.m. (MDT). The temporary reduction in flows will allow a two-hour window of opportunity for Boise Fire staff to rescue a firefighter, who became stuck on top of a pier structure under the Broadway Bridge when a dive-rescue boat became lodged under the bridge during a training exercise earlier today.
  • 19-042 Boise River flows to increase on Tuesday

    BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase flows through the City of Boise by 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Tuesday, April 30. Currently, Boise River flows through town are approximately 6,420 cfs, as measured at the Glenwood Bridge gauge. Flows will reach approximately 6,620 cfs by mid-morning on Tuesday.
  • 19-041 Corps sends flood-fight specialists to support Idaho’s Jefferson, Madison counties

    REXBURG, Idaho – Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management flood-fight specialists from the Walla Walla District will deploy Sunday, April 28, to provide technical assistance to Idaho’s Madison and Jefferson counties’ emergency managers as they prepare for seasonal flows to peak in upper-Snake River areas.
  • 19-040 Bridge access to Little Goose Dam’s fishing wall, day-use area temporarily closed until April 29

    STARBUCK, Wash. – Access to Little Goose Lock and Dam’s tailrace fishing wall and day-use area will be temporarily closed, starting today, April 25, at 5 p.m., until Monday, April 29, at 6:30 a.m., according to operations officials at the dam.
  • 19-039 Ice Harbor Dam Visitor Center reopens tomorrow

    BURBANK, Wash. – The Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Visitor Center, located on Ice Harbor Road, near Burbank, Washington, will reopen for visitors on Thursday, April 25, according to Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management Office officials, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.
  • 19-038 Seasonal runoff forecasted to increase river flows; Corps ready to assist communities

    SNAKE RIVER BASIN, Idaho/Ore./Wash. – Warming spring temperatures and recent rainfall in Idaho, and parts of eastern Washington and Oregon, are melting snowpack throughout the Snake River Basin. Corps reservoir managers are monitoring rivers and tributaries within the basin watershed, noting increasing flows from seasonal runoff. Some rivers in the basin are already at, or forecasted to soon reach, bankfull or flood-stage conditions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service River Forecast Center which can be found online at www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/rfc. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District activated its Emergency Operations Center at Level-3 yesterday afternoon, April 22, to more closely monitor seasonal flooding conditions throughout the Basin, according to District Readiness Division Disaster Response Manager Jeff Stidham.
  • 19-037 Boise River flows to near ‘bankfull’ on Wednesday

    BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows through the City of Boise by 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Wednesday, April 24. Currently, Boise River flows through town are approximately 5,800 cfs, as measured at the Glenwood Bridge gauge. Flows will reach approximately 6,300 cfs by mid-morning on Wednesday.
  • 19-036 Boise River flows to increase Tuesday

    BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows through the City of Boise by 500 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Tuesday, April 23. Currently, Boise River flows through town are approximately 5,300 cfs, as measured at the Glenwood Bridge gauge. Flows will reach approximately 5,800 cfs by mid-morning on Tuesday.
  • 19-035 Boise River flows to increase through this week

    BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation will continue to increase flows through the City of Boise. Currently, Boise River flows through town are approximately 3,450 cubic feet per second (cfs). Flows will increase by 500 cfs daily, beginning on Tuesday, April 16, and continue through Friday, April 19. Flows will reach approximately 5,450 cfs by Friday evening as measured at the Glenwood Bridge gauge.
  • 19-034 Ice Harbor Dam Visitor Center to temporarily close April 15-26

    BURBANK, Wash. – The visitor center at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam, located at Snake River Mile 9.7, on Ice Harbor Road, near Burbank, Washington, will temporarily close April 15-26, according to Tri-Rivers Natural Resources Management Office officials, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District.