Boise, Idaho ~ May 9, 2006 -- Mayor David Bieter signed an emergency declaration today in response to continued high water in the Boise River.
But the Mayor stressed that the declaration is a precautionary step. How long and how much the rivers rise depends on several circumstances. Rain, warming temperatures and thunderstorms are just some of the factors that could affect the amount of flooding we see.
"There are certain circumstances where we wouldn't be able to contain without further flooding, but right now nothing appears on the horizon like that so we have to wait and see what mother nature brings," said Brian Sauer, a Hydraulic Engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation.
Right now forecasters say the weather has been ideal to help control rising waters and avert a flooding disaster.
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