Courtesy of Amber Summers

Wow, the Boise River is causing some Major Flooding in Eagle!! Check out this parking lot and what does this mean for floating this summer?!

 

The Boise River is hands down one of my favorite things about this city. It's beautiful and floating in the summer is so much fun, but we could be in real trouble going into summer this season.

 

According to KTVB, the river is currently 5 times higher than it normally is this time of year. That could all change come float season, but these pictures of a business park in Eagle being completely taken over by the river has me worried.

 

The floating season typically kicks off around the first day of summer which is June 22nd.

 

Several factors will play a role as to when and if we can float the river this year.

 

Officials are keeping a close eye on the snow pack of course; "snowmaggedon 2017" has really taken a toll on the Treasure Valley and just because the snow is out of our yards does not mean our troubles are over.

 

Other factors that play into it are the storage in the reservoirs above us, Lucky Peak, Anderson Ranch and Arrowrock.

 

Irrigation demands for farmers will also affect how much water is flowing downstream and how high the river will stay.

 

I just hope that not too much damage is done and lets all cross our fingers that we can float this summer!