Boise Fire Officials Issue Water Hazard Alert For Boise River
Boise, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Boise Fire Department are warning Boise River users that there is a significant water hazard just west of the Glenwood Bridge. "This river runs right through the middle of our city, but it's constantly changing and any stretch of the river can be dangerous and pose hazards that are there one day that weren't there the day before," said Paul Roberts, Boise Fire Division Chief for Special Operations.
Hazard: Three trees from the same root ball have fallen into the river creating a dangerous strainer or water entrapment for river users. The trees are very large and difficult to access from the bank.
The hazard is within the limits of Garden City. River managers have told Boise Fire Commanders this section of river is not often used by floaters and typically considered wild, meaning it's left in a natural state to protect and promote the health of the river environment. At this time, there are no immediate plans to clear the strainers.
Be Aware - Use Caution: Again, this section of river downstream from the Glenwood bridge is not often used by floaters. However, river users should be aware of this hazard and others and recognize the river is dynamic and can pose dangers.