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Greenbelt flooding closures expand in Boise, Eagle with river running high

The Boise Greenbelt is closed at the west Parkcenter bridge because of flooding.
The Boise Greenbelt is closed at the west Parkcenter bridge because of flooding. Courtesy of Boise Parks and Recreation

FEB. 24 UPDATE: Boise has added a half-mile stretch of the Bethine Church River Trail near the Cottonwoods Apartments to the closure list because of high water. The closure runs from mile 3.2 to mile 3.7.

Meanwhile, Eagle has closed the Greenbelt at the Eagle Road underpass because of strong currents and two sections of natural-surface trail that would be damaged if used, Eagle trails coordinator Steve Noyes said.

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FEB. 23 UPDATE: The Boise Greenbelt has flooded under the west Parkcenter bridge near Logger Creek. The path has been closed there with a detour in place to take people over the bridge.

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Just like last year, sections of the Boise River Greenbelt are expected to flood beginning this week with flows increasing in the Boise River.

Already, water has covered part of the heavily used path under the west Parkcenter bridge.

The next sections expected to flood, according to Boise Parks and Recreation:

▪ Between mile marker 2.6 SE and 3.7 SE near the Cottonwood Apartments to the powerline corridor along Parkcenter Boulevard on the pedestrian-only Bethine Church River Trail.

▪ Between mile marker .08 SE and 1.4 SE at Logger Creek located under the Parkcenter Bridge.

▪ The Main Street tunnel near Esther Simplot Park.

Signs will be posted on pathways affected by high water but users also are asked to be cautious.

Flows are expected to increase to 6,000 cubic feet per second by the end of the week.