by Dylan Wohlenhaus, KHQ Local News Reporter - email
Photo from Bonners Ferry, Idaho of a trailer surrounded by water
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - Early Summer rain and snow melt is causing the city of Bonner's Ferry to
jump in to flood mode.
The Army Corps
of Engineers is releasing 40,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Libby
Dam in Montana to reduce flood concerns. That dam runs in to the Kootenai river
which runs through Bonners Ferry and causing the river to be above flood stage
most of the week.
Right now the Kootenai river is running at about 1765 feet
above sea level, which is above flood stage.
County and city
officials say only one home on Bonners Ferry is effected causing one family to
get in and out of their home by boat. "I just actually got home about last week.
I had left and I was able to park at the house, and well now I cant." Alicia
Tatum says about the water that surrounds the home where she
city and tribal officials met early Tuesday to discuss a possible flood plan and
to make sure sandbags are ready in case more rain comes their way. Officials in
Boundary county say it has unfilled sandbags at the ready in case water
threatens more homes and businesses, but they are "optimistic" they will not
Friday, December 6 2013 2:18 PM EST2013-12-06 19:18:21 GMT
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