Meetings to look at Boise River water supply, flood risk

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Meetings to look at Boise River water supply, flood risk

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED May 1, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Walla Walla District and the Idaho Water Resources Board have scheduled a series of meetings to focus on ways to reduce flood risk, and meet current and future water supply in the lower Boise River watershed.

The Idaho Water Resources Board is the non-federal sponsor for the study, which supports the Boise River Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement.

Four open houses will be held to present preliminary study alternatives and take public comments.

Meeting dates and locations are:

May 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Garden City Hall
6015 Glenwood Street
Garden City

May 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Washington Group Plaza Training Room
720 Park Blvd.

May 7
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Caldwell Industrial Airport
Hubler Conference Room
4814 East Linden Street

May 8
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ray Robison Community Hall
206 W. Commercial Street
Idaho City

Following the presentations, meeting attendees will be encouraged to discuss their ideas and concerns with technical experts in an open house forum.

Also, public comments may be emailed to BoiseGI@usace.army.mil, or mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, ATTN: Tim Fleeger, 201 North 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington 99362.