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  • Boise's flood-fighting parks and paths

    The Boise Greenbelt and parks like Marianne Williams are protecting homes by absorbing flood flows.(Rocky Barker)

The Boise Greenbelt and parks like Marianne Williams are protecting homes by absorbing flood flows.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
The Boise Greenbelt and parks like Marianne Williams are protecting homes by absorbing flood flows.(Rocky Barker) rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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A place for floods to go: Boise Greenbelt, parks protect homes and businesses as do dams

April 19, 2017 01:48 PM

UPDATED April 19, 2017 03:25 PM

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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."