- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Geologists say it is no longer a question of if a neighborhood in the Boise foothills will slide, it has become a question of when.

KTVB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1rBrGgN ) that geologist Coyote Short says the land in the Warm Springs Mesa neighborhood in southeast Boise is already starting to move.

On Friday the Ada County Highway District closed a number of roads in the neighborhood due to landslide risk and told homeowners to use the streets at their own risk.

Short says the ground is already wet and preparing to slide especially with rain and thunderstorms predicted in the coming days.

Highway district officials say they have groundwater monitors and flow meters in place for this weekend in hopes of getting a better understanding of what’s going on with that land.


Information from: KTVB-TV, https://www.ktvb.com/

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