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Boise flood forecast 4/19/2017 1:15

Boise flood forecast 4/19/2017

Boise flood danger remains high 1:40

Boise flood danger remains high

Idaho Capitol climate hearing 1:32

Idaho Capitol climate hearing

Rocky Barker: The best thing about Idaho, really 1:29

Rocky Barker: The best thing about Idaho, really

A Boise steelhead angler's view on dams 0:36

A Boise steelhead angler's view on dams

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab 2:06

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab

Climate change doubles wildfires 0:59

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Rocky Barker shows why the flood danger remains high on the Boise River even as federal managers get a pause due to cool weather. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Rocky Barker shows why the flood danger remains high on the Boise River even as federal managers get a pause due to cool weather. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Letters from the West

Letters from the West

Energy and environmental news from across the West

‘I don’t think people see the history.’ 1943 Boise flood shows why public notice matters

April 13, 2017 08:51 AM

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Boise River flood damage could cost millions along Greenbelt 2:16

Boise River flood damage could cost millions along Greenbelt

Boise River's receding floodwaters leave behind a mess 1:29

Boise River's receding floodwaters leave behind a mess

Will you be able to float the Boise River this summer? 1:31

Will you be able to float the Boise River this summer?

Boise flood forecast 4/19/2017 1:15

Boise flood forecast 4/19/2017

Boise flood danger remains high 1:40

Boise flood danger remains high

Idaho Capitol climate hearing 1:32

Idaho Capitol climate hearing

Rocky Barker: The best thing about Idaho, really 1:29

Rocky Barker: The best thing about Idaho, really

A Boise steelhead angler's view on dams 0:36

A Boise steelhead angler's view on dams

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab 2:06

Pioneer Fire recovery and rehab

Climate change doubles wildfires 0:59

Climate change doubles wildfires

About Letters from the West

@rockybarker

Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."