By Associated Press - Saturday, April 8, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Officials in cities in southwest Idaho say they will enforce the closure of large sections of the popular Greenbelt due to flooding from the Boise River.

KBOI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2oQCLgo ) that officials say they plan to mostly use educational brochures to let people know why the Greenbelt isn’t safe, but citations are possible.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say the river will go up to 8,500 cubic feet per second by Wednesday.

Flood stage is 7,000 cubic feet per second at the spot where the river exits Boise. It’s been flowing at about 8,000 cubic feet per second for several weeks.

Many parts of the Greenbelt are inundated, with some areas partially washed away or in danger from falling trees that have root systems underwater.



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Information from: KBOI-TV, https://www.kboi2.com

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