A Look at How Fast The Boise River Is Flooding An Eagle Neighborhood [pics]
It Didn't Used to Be a Waterfront Community
What you're about to see is not a waterfront community in Eagle. Until recently, the Riverstone community had been nestled alongside the banks of the Boise River. But due to rising temps and over 30 inches of snow this winter, the neighborhood 20 minutes northwest of Boise is officially ON the river.
Unexpected Consequences of the Flooding
As the 30+ inches of snow continues to melt and find its way to the Boise River, more flooding is to be expected.
What many residents hadn't expected, however, was the impact the flooding would have on the ground water levels. The Boise River has crept so far in to the community that ground water levels are causing the neighborhood's lakes to rise. These are unlined, manmade lakes that are directly impacted by the dramatic and sudden increase of the ground water.
Unprepared & Scared
A recent article by a local resident/one of our teammates posed this question: are we prepared for the nightmare of a Boise River flood? Someone call Noah to build us an ark. Two weeks later we now know the answer is a big scary "no." At least in the Riverstone community.
The gallery below features photos from a concerned neighborhood resident. Walking paths are vanishing. The community's interior lakes are rising. And the banks of the Boise River are inching closer and closer to neighborhood homes.
Scroll on for a look at how aggressive the flooding is within the Riverstone community.
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