River Park Phase II Meeting
The Boise River Park held a meeting to present the preliminary plans for Phase II of the Project as well as provide the public an opportunity for input. The meeting was attended by approximately 60 people. The wave designs were presented by Scott Shipley of S2O design. The landscaping and greenbelt designs were presented by DHM Design of Durango Colorado. The overall project is in the hands of McMillan LLC of Boise.
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Salmon Wave Park
The Salmon Wave Park is gaining momentum. A half dozen supporters have contributed to the project and a couple grass-roots fundraisers have propelled the project along. The complete story is available at the Salmon Wave Park Project page.
Boise River Flows to End Early
On August 7 2013, the Boise Project Board of Control, which works with five area irrigation districts, decided to end its water delivery season for the Boise River on Sept. 5, 2013. The reduced flow will directly impact the Boise River Park. Wave Master Mike Vorhees says while some irrigation water may still reach the Thurman Mill Canal, just upstream of the River Park features, the projected flows will probably not be enough to keep the surf wave at its optimum surf potential.
Vandalism at Carbarton Put-in
Last weekend, August 10, 2013, at the Cabarton put-in, several cars broken into -- or well -- opened and looted. The people hid their keys near the gas cap. Someone found the keys, took cash and items from the cars, and then locked them up and put the keys back. READMORE
North Fork Flows Dropping
The North Fork of the Payette will be dropping to somewhere in the 1800 cfs range today. The gage at the reservoir at Cascade are already showing a drop to 1833. The drop has yet to reach the gage at Otters.
Drowning on the Middle Fork Salmon
Family and friends are grieving the death of Maj StormoGipson, 57 who drowned on the Middle Fork Salmon on Friday, July 26, 2013. StormoGipson was paddling an inflatable kayak on a commercial trip. She ran into a log in a small rapid upstream of Veil Cave. The ducky overturned and the victim was swept under the log and into the branches.