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
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April 13, 2017 8:51 AM

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

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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."