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Boise River at Eagle Island River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 433 cfs at 5:00AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 433 cfs at 5:15AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 5:30AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 433 cfs at 5:45AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 433 cfs at 9:00AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 437 cfs at 9:15AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 9:30AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 446 cfs at 9:45AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 10:00AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 10:15AM Sep 27, 2020Highest Observation: 459 cfs at 10:30AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 10:45AM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 4:15PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 4:30PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 4:45PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 7:00PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 7:15PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 446 cfs at 7:30PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 446 cfs at 7:45PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 8:00PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 8:15PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 8:30PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 8:45PM Sep 27, 2020Observed: 437 cfs at 4:15PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 433 cfs at 4:30PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 437 cfs at 4:45PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 5:00PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 5:15PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 5:30PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 5:45PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 8:00PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 446 cfs at 8:15PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 8:30PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 8:45PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 9:00PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 9:15PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 9:30PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 9:45PM Sep 28, 2020Observed: 446 cfs at 11:15AM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 11:30AM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 11:45AM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 12:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 12:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 12:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 12:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 455 cfs at 1:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 450 cfs at 1:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 441 cfs at 1:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 437 cfs at 1:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 3:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 424 cfs at 3:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 3:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 3:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 4:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 424 cfs at 4:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 424 cfs at 4:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 428 cfs at 4:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 7:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 415 cfs at 7:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 415 cfs at 7:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 415 cfs at 7:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 8:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 8:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 8:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 8:45PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 415 cfs at 9:00PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 411 cfs at 9:15PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 420 cfs at 9:30PM Sep 29, 2020Observed: 424 cfs at 9:45PM Sep 29, 2020Highest Forecast: 359 cfs 6:00AM Sep 30, 2020Forecast: 355 cfs 12:00PM Sep 30, 2020Forecast: 355 cfs 6:00PM Sep 30, 2020Forecast: 340 cfs 12:00AM Oct 01, 2020Forecast: 325 cfs 6:00AM Oct 01, 2020Forecast: 311 cfs 12:00PM Oct 01, 2020Forecast: 308 cfs 6:00PM Oct 01, 2020Forecast: 308 cfs 12:00AM Oct 02, 2020Forecast: 308 cfs 6:00AM Oct 02, 2020Forecast: 308 cfs 12:00PM Oct 02, 2020Forecast: 304 cfs 6:00PM Oct 02, 2020Forecast: 304 cfs 12:00AM Oct 03, 2020Forecast: 304 cfs 6:00AM Oct 03, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 12:00PM Oct 03, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 6:00PM Oct 03, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 12:00AM Oct 04, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 6:00AM Oct 04, 2020Forecast: 297 cfs 12:00PM Oct 04, 2020Forecast: 297 cfs 6:00PM Oct 04, 2020Forecast: 297 cfs 12:00AM Oct 05, 2020Forecast: 294 cfs 6:00AM Oct 05, 2020Forecast: 294 cfs 12:00PM Oct 05, 2020Forecast: 294 cfs 6:00PM Oct 05, 2020Forecast: 294 cfs 12:00AM Oct 06, 2020Forecast: 291 cfs 6:00AM Oct 06, 2020Forecast: 291 cfs 12:00PM Oct 06, 2020Forecast: 291 cfs 6:00PM Oct 06, 2020Forecast: 287 cfs 12:00AM Oct 07, 2020EAGI1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (4:00AM Sep 30, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 3:20PM Sep 29)Latest observed value: 424 cfs at 9:45 PM MDT 29-Sep-2020. Flood Flow is 7 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Boise River at Eagle Island are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 15
Moderate Flood Flow: 11
Flood Flow: 7
Action Flow: 6.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9,840 cfs on 06/13/1983
(2) 9,590 cfs on 06/06/2017
(3) 8,350 cfs on 05/31/1998
(4) 8,310 cfs on 05/05/2012
(5) 8,030 cfs on 06/07/1986
(6) 7,630 cfs on 06/29/1982
(7) 7,564 cfs on 06/06/1983
(8) 7,440 cfs on 04/30/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7,340 cfs on 05/06/2019
(2) 6,520 cfs on 05/28/2018
(3) 9,590 cfs on 06/06/2017
(4) 6,420 cfs on 04/11/2016
(5) 1,770 cfs on 05/19/2015
(6) 2,040 cfs on 04/09/2014
(7) 1,520 cfs on 05/21/2013
(8) 8,310 cfs on 05/05/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.43 ft on 10/26/1983
(2) 4.43 ft on 10/18/1990
(3) 4.43 ft on 10/05/1989
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16000 Major flooding will occur near the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Star, and Caldwell. Some residential areas in low lying areas near the river will be flooded with water entering some houses. A flood of this magnitude has not occurred on the Boise River since 1943. Most of the area within the 100 year flood plain, including many city parks near the river, will be underwater. Debris piling up on bridge crossings will cause additional flood damage.
12000 Flooding will occur in low areas and parkland adjacent to the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Star, and Caldwell. Flooding of low lying residential streets in areas adjacent to the river is likely, especially on portions of Eagle Island. Debris damming on bridges crossing the river will occur and may cause water to spill over the road surfaces leading up to the bridge.
10500 Flooding near the river will occur in low areas of Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Star and Caldwell. Portions of Eagle Island will be submerged with flooding of residential property in low lying areas near the river likely. The water should remain below the level of most residential structures, but access in and out of some neighborhoods may be limited by high water.
9500 Flooding of low areas near the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Star, and Caldwell will occur. Debris in the river will collect on bridges crossing the river. The water may affect some residential property near the river, but should stay below the level of most residential structures.
8900 Large sections of the green belt will be submerged and severe bank erosion will occur. Flooding will occur in low areas close to the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle and Caldwell, but the water should remain below the level of most residential areas.
8500 Large sections of the green belt will be submerged and severe bank erosion will occur. Flooding will occur in low areas close to the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle and Caldwell, but the water should remain below the level of most residential areas. Water will begin seeping into the Garden City warehouse district between 45th and 47th streets.
8200 Large sections of the green belt will be submerged and severe bank erosion will occur. Flooding will occur in low areas close to the river in Boise, Garden City, Eagle and Caldwell, but the water should remain below the level of most residential areas. Water will begin seeping into the Garden City warehouse district between 45th and 47th streets.
7000 Large sections of the greenbelt path adjacent to the river will be submerged. Erosion of river banks will also become a significant problem. Debris in the river including small trees and logs may begin piling up at bridge crossings. Minor flooding will be observed on sections of Eagle Island and in other low spots near the river. Minor flooding will spread downstream to low areas near the river in Star and Caldwell.
6500 Large sections of the greenbelt path adjacent to the river will be submerged. Minor flooding may affect portions of Eagle Island.
4000 Water will begin seeping onto low spots on the greenbelt path next to the river especially near bridge underpasses. Minor out or bank flow may begin to impact portions of Eagle Island along the south channel.
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Latitude: 43.670278° N, Longitude: 116.307500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS flow Not Available Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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This is a pseudo gage being used as a place- holder for flood inundation maps on the Boise River for the river reach from the head of Eagle Island to the Ada-Canyon County line. Data from upstream gage BIGI1 is being used to populate observed and forecast data, flood flows and impacts, and historical crest information.
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