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Erosion on Plantation Island proves dangerous as water flows decrease

Boise River flooding erosion at Plantation Island

In April 2017, workers removed a bridge from Plantation Island on a stretch of the Greenbelt, concerned it would give way as the bank eroded. On June 21, after the Boise River dropped below flood stage, the county flew a drone over the area to ill
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In April 2017, workers removed a bridge from Plantation Island on a stretch of the Greenbelt, concerned it would give way as the bank eroded. On June 21, after the Boise River dropped below flood stage, the county flew a drone over the area to ill

While the water level on the Boise River will continue to decrease, erosion and dangerous pathways on the Greenbelt remain a concern for county officials.

Ada County posted a message on its Facebook page Friday stating “The water level might be down and it might be dry where you're standing, but down the pathway, it literally could be washed away with nothing left.”

Plantation Island is one example of an area that has seen significant damage. In April, extensive erosion from the Boise River at flood stage forced officials to remove the south bridge leading to Plantation Island along the Boise Greenbelt.

On Friday, the Boise River at the Glenwood Bridge was at 5,270 cubic feet per second, a rate that is below the flood stage.

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