Will We Be Able to Float the Boise River This Summer?
It's the big question on everyone's mind. Will we be able to float the Boise River this summer?
The answer, not any time soon. The river is approaching 9,500 cubic feet per second and we need to get down around 1,500 cubic feet per second in order to float.
According to KTVB this means we definitely will not be pulling out the rafts and the tubes at the end of this month when float season typically kicks off.
Director of ADA County Parks and Waterways, Scott Koberg, says "float season could start late around mid-July or extremely late around late-July or early August which would cut the season very short." The float season wraps up on Labor Day every year.
Right now there are signs up that warn the river is unsafe and you should not launch from Barber Park, so keep it safe and obey the signs until we get the clear.
I want a float season just as much as the rest of you, but its not worth anyone risking their life.