Flooding is a natural hazard occurring within Ada County. Many Eagle residents live near rivers and streams that are subject to periodic flooding. Flooding can cover walkways and roads, and creep up to surrounding structures. The Boise River flow rate is currently being monitored and managed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation due to the large amounts of rainfall and snowmelt this year.
One of the biggest risks posed by flooding in our area is that people will often not recognize the danger. Currently, portions of our local greenbelt are closed due to nuisance flooding. Please do not underestimate the power of our rivers by trying to continue walking. It just takes a small amount of moving water to lose your footing. Please turn around on your walk or better yet wait until the greenbelt is completely open.
What’s the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning? A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding but does not mean flooding will occur but is possible. A flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurs.
Ada County Emergency Management has a flooding-specific website that will be updated with the current water flows: https://adacounty.id.gov/emergencymanagement/how-to-prepare-resources/flood/#Flood_Preparedness
If sandbagging support for the district citizens is needed we will update all of our social media accounts with additional information.
Know your flood risk by looking up your home address: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search And check out these additional resources.
Snowmelt Flooding Resources
Idaho SNOTEL Snowpack Report
Idaho Snow Water Equivalent Maps
Reservoir Storage Teacup Diagram
Real-Time Data for Idaho Streamflows
Boise River Flooding FAQ’s
Fire Chief Tyler Lewis