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Posted on: May 24, 2019

A warning to stay away from flooded greenbelt trails

Flooded greenbelt underpass at Eagle Road. Sediment from the river is visible on the trail.

Ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend, the City of Eagle has a warning about continued flooding on Greenbelt paths and trails. While the weekend weather forecast is not exactly recreation friendly, if you are out and about please avoid the following areas.   

Due to the high water, the Eagle Greenbelt underpass below Eagle Road on the north channel is still closed. Although Boise River flows have decreased in recent weeks, the underpass is still flooded. The City of Eagle estimates river flows will need to decrease by an additional 1000 cubic feet per second (CFS) before the water recedes from the overpass. Once that happens the underpass will need to be cleaned of any debris and sediment left behind by the river. The leftover sediment creates slippery conditions that could be dangerous to travelers. The underpass will be closed for the foreseeable future. Greenbelt users should detour to the Riverside Drive crosswalk to cross Eagle Road. 

Water from the south channel of the Boise River has flooded a natural surface trail north of the Laguna Point Subdivision. Flood waters have caused damage to the trail and made it unsafe to travel on. Greenbelt users should instead use the concrete and asphalt trail that runs through the Lakemoor Subdivision which recently reopened.  

If you have plans to recreate in the foothills or the trails in the Ada/Eagle Sports Complex, please stay away from muddy trails. Traveling on muddy, waterlogged trails causes significant damage.