Flood water from ponds and the Boise River partially cover parking lots in Eagle near Bardenay Restaurant and Hilton Garden Inn by Eagle Road. Federal dam managers may be forced to raise the river above flood level coming out of Lucky Peak Reservoir as they anticipate above normal runoff from record snowfall this winter. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Flood water from ponds and the Boise River partially cover parking lots in Eagle near Bardenay Restaurant and Hilton Garden Inn by Eagle Road. Federal dam managers may be forced to raise the river above flood level coming out of Lucky Peak Reservoir as they anticipate above normal runoff from record snowfall this winter. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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March 07, 2017 5:53 PM

Dam managers raise Boise River above flood stage, forced by February snow dump

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