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GEM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
06/10/2024 1:00 PM MDT
On Monday, June 10, 2024, shortly after 9:00 a.m., the Gem County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service near the Montour Bridge in Montour, Idaho.  As a result of an air search, Boise County Sheriff’s Office reported seeing a body in the Payette River near the Montour Bridge.  Boise County Sheriff’s Office together with the Gem County Sheriff’s Office and Ada County Sheriff’s Office dive team responded.   The body of Daniel Frandson, the 24-year-old swimmer who went into the water on May 31, 2024, near the train bridge in Horseshoe Bend, was recovered.  The matter is under the direction of the Boise County Sheriff’s Office.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2024

Closed Burning Season Begins May 10- Permits Required
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho – Idaho Burn Permits are required annually between May 10 and October 20. Obtaining a burn permit ensures your burn is in compliance with Idaho law (Idaho Code 38-115).
Who needs a permit: Individuals living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho, who plan to burn for any reason including yard waste and crop residue must obtain a burn permit. Recreational campfires do NOT require a burn permit.
How to get a Burn Permit: Visit the self-service website https://burnpermits.idaho.gov/. Permits are available seven days a week and are immediately issued and valid. A permit may also be issued by your local IDL office. Burn Permits are free and good for 10 days. You must have your permit with you when burning. No matter where you want to burn and what you plan to burn, our system will either issue you the burn permit you need on the spot or tell you which entity to contact for alternate or additional permits. Using burnpermits.idaho.gov also connects you to tips for safe burning practices.
Why get a Burn Permit: Obtaining a burn permit lets fire managers know where permitted burning is occurring so they can respond more quickly. Permits also help prevent false runs to fires that are reported to dispatch, saving firefighting resources for instances when they truly are needed. And it is the law.
How to know if burning is allowed: Using burnpermits.idaho.gov will inform you of current fire restrictions in place statewide. However, some local jurisdictions and counties may have other fire restrictions in place. Always check with your local fire department or county sheriff’s office before burning.
Air quality restrictions: Burners in Idaho must check with the respective Tribe (within Reservation boundaries) or DEQ to ensure there are no air quality restrictions in place. DEQ regulates all open burning outside the five Tribal Reservation boundaries. For more information on what can be burned, go to http://www.deq.idaho.gov/airquality/burning. For allowable burning within Tribal Reservation boundaries, contact the respective Tribal government.
Additional assistance: If you have questions about Burn Permits and requirements, contact Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management in Coeur d’Alene at (208) 769-1525. You can also email inquiries to comments@idl.idaho.gov.
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CONTACT
Idaho Department of Lands
Sharla Arledge
Public Information Officer
208-334-0286
pio@idl.idaho.gov 

 04/05/2024 8:00am MST
For Immediate Release
Sewer and Water Project Intersection of Substation Rd and 12th St.
Duration:  April 8, 2024 to mid May, 2024

Substation Rd. will be completely closed at the intersection of 12th St. from Monday, April 8th, 2024, to approximately Saturday, April 20th, 2024 as Lurre Construction will be making sewer and water line extensions to Cherry Lane across Highway 16.
Substation Rd. northbound will be closed to local only traffic only at Highway 16. Residences east of S. Substation Rd. should use the alternate route from 12th St. turning north on Regency Wy and then west on E. Quail Run to S. Substation Rd.
Temporary Carberry Elementary traffic patterns accommodating the work, including mapping and signage, will be sent out to students, parents and staff via the school.
Once the connections to the city sewer and water are made and the construction crews are able to move south towards Cherry Lane, the intersection at Substation and 12th St. will be opened to assist with the traffic north of 12th St. on Substation.  Substation Rd. between Highway 16 and 12th St. will remain closed except for local traffic for the duration of the project.  Residents along Sunrise St. and Sundown St. will be directed to use the secondary access on Sunrise St. to the new City Subdivision Legacy Heights to the east.
“Because the sewer connection is in the middle of the intersection of 12th and Substation, the intersection requires complete closure for excavation.  We hope they are able to move out of that intersection quickly, and we appreciate everyone’s patience.” Said Neal Capps, GCRB Director.  RRC Contractors is overseeing the project.

Point of Contact:
RRC Contractors
Wes Harrison
(208)-870-8892

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Carberry Traffic Plan 4824


For Immediate Release
03/12/2024 
Earthquake 3.8 - 7 km NNW of Smiths Ferry, Idaho
2024-03-12 16:50:42 (UTC) 44.367°N 116.131°W 13.2 km depth

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For Immediate release
Monday 02/06/24 1221 MST
Three earthquakes were detected North of Smith's Ferry Idaho.  The first earthquake occurred at 1025 MST and registered 4.9 on the Richter scale, while the second occurred at 1046 MST and registered 2.7. The third earthquake was recorded at 1200 MST and was measured at 2.8. No damage has been reported at this time.
Earthquake 4.9 10 km N of Smiths Ferry, Idaho
2024-02-26 10:25:43 (UTC-07:00) 9.9km
Earthquake 2.7 8 km NW of Smiths Ferry, Idaho
2024-02-26 10:25:43 (UTC-07:00) 8.9km
Earthquake 2.8 5km NNW of Smith's Ferry, Idaho
2024-02-26 12:00:40 (UTC-07:00) 7.3km
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For Immediate Release

Sunday 2/25/24 0543 MST
Gusty winds developing in lower Gem County Area 25mph to 40mph. Northern Gem County 30mph to 50mph.
Temperatures above normal today. Cold front will bring gusty winds, valley rain and mountain snow late today through Monday. Unsettled weather continues through the end of the week with more valley rain and mountain snow.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/21/24 2:15PM MST
Captain Ben Moulton of Emmett will receive a final welcome home on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, as Captain Moulton's body is returned to his home state of Idaho.

Captain Moulton, 27, was a CH-53E helicopter pilot from Emmett, Idaho. He was commissioned in March 2019 and promoted to captain last August. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal.
Captain Moulton was aboard the helicopter that crashed during a training exercise in the mountains outside San Diego on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024. All five Marines aboard the helicopter were killed.
To honor Capt. Moulton's homecoming and in honor of his military service and his sacrifice on Thursday, February 22nd at approximately 4:30pm the community is invited to gather along the procession Emmett route from S. Washington Ave. to E. Main St. with the procession ending at the Emmett City Park. All are encouraged to display the American flag and to wear red white and blue to further pay tribute to Captain Moulton.
"Capt. Benjamin Moulton and the four other U.S. Marines killed Tuesday gave everything for our country and our freedom. The tragic news of their deaths while they were training to fight our enemies weighs heavy on our hearts. Capt. Moulton was an Idaho native with roots dating back to the 1880s. Throughout his life, Capt. Moulton made his family, community, and state proud with his many achievements and his devotion to the U.S. Marine Corps and our great country. Idahoans, please pray for the loved ones of these heroes, and join me in honoring Capt. Benjamin Moulton, an 'Idaho boy' who gave it all for us," Governor Little said.
Please note: To better assure the safety of the procession and other motorists, there will be no parking or pedestrian gathering permitted along Highway 16. Any unnecessary travel on Highway 16 or the procession route through Emmett during this time is discouraged.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02/08/24  11:30 PM MST
Emmett City/Gem County law enforcement report that they are working together with Idaho State Police in response to threats issued to the Emmett School District.  At this time, law enforcement is working to clear and assure the safety of the school buildings within the Emmett School District.  The investigation is ongoing.  Emmett School District releases included below.

**UPDATE from Emmett School District**
11:00 Update:
Buildings are still being cleared by law enforcement. The investigation is ongoing. There are no additional updates at this time.
We will provide another update regrading this matter at 1:00 pm.
Previous Updates:

10:00 Update:
Law enforcement is currently sweeping the buildings included in the email threat received this morning.
All classes in all Emmett School District schools are canceled for the remainder of the day.
We will provide another update regarding this matter at 11:00 am.

9:00 Update:
Prior to the start of school, a direct threat to specific schools within the district was received by members of the Emmett School District staff. Buses en route were redirected and the decision was made to cancel all classes at all schools. Communication was sent to parents, staff, TV and radio stations, and social media. Emmett School District is cooperating with local law enforcement and Idaho State Police to investigate the threat.

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02/06/2024 6:00pm MST

For Immediate Release
High Valley Road in Gem County Limited Opening

High Valley Road from the Sweet Ola Highway to the Valley County line will re-open on 02/07/24 on a limited basis.  The closure began on 01/28/2024 restricting travel and allowing local traffic only. Beginning 02/07/2024, High Valley Road will be open from 4:00 am to 11:00 am for all traffic including logging operations, and will return daily to local only traffic from 11:00am to 4:00am.  “With the heavy frost and the fact that we've laid down a lot of material, we feel this is a solution that accounts for the safety and integrity of the roadway while allowing local business to operate. The road will be closed to all non-local traffic daily beginning at 11:00am until further notice." GCRB Director Neal Capps explains.  Updates will be provided as road conditions change.
Contact: Neal Capps
Director Gem County Road and Bridge
(208) 365-3305

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02/04/2024  8:15pm MST
For Immediate Release
High Valley Road in Gem County Remains Closed
High Valley Road from the Sweet Ola Highway to the Valley County line remains closed.  The closure began on 01/28/2024 restricting travel and allowing local traffic only.  “With heavy rain and light frost scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024, the road closure will remain in place.” GCRB Director Neal Capps explains.  GCRB will continue monitoring the weather and road conditions and is hopeful that forecasted freezing temperatures this week will be favorable for reopening High Valley Road.  Updates will be provided throughout the week.
Contact:
Neal Capps, Director Gem County Road and Bridge
(208) 365-3305

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Ola Community Engagement
Meeting Feb 5th, 2024 7 P.M.
Ola Community Center
Ola Community Engagement Flyer 


Emmett School District School Closures
1/17/2024 20:11 MST For Immediate Release
Emmett School District has announced that all District Schools will be closed January 18th, 2024, due to Winter weather conditions, and to ensure the bus routes are safe for travel. Weather permitting school will be open on Friday January 19th.   

Winter Weather Conditions
1/17/2024 17:00 MST
For Immediate Release
Gem County Road and Bridge (“GCRB”) crews have been working diligently clearing snow along Gem County roadways.  The current storm system is being monitored and is expected to continue to produce snow through the evening hours of Wednesday, January 17.  The public is encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel due to snow accumulation.  “We expect continued snowfall and difficult driving conditions.  Our crews and equipment require strict adherence to Department of Transportation hour requirements.  We will be taking a required break this evening and anticipate plows running early Thursday morning to assist the traveling public, ” GCRB Director Neal Capps explains.
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Weather Winter Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 
National Weather Service Boise ID 
1043 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2024 
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Lower Treasure Valley ID-Upper Treasure Valley-Owyhee Mountains- 
Oregon Lower Treasure Valley- 
1043 AM MST Wed Jan 17 2024 
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS 
EVENING... 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED... 
* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to two inches. 
  Snow may mix with sleet in the Treasure Valley in the evening. 
  Winds gusting as high as 35 mph in the Owyhee Mountains. 
* WHERE...Portions of southwest Idaho and southeast Oregon. 
* WHEN...Until 11 PM MST this evening. 
* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery roads and difficult driving 
  conditions. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 
Slow down and use caution while traveling. 
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 22. South southeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.
Tonight
Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 28 by 4am. South southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday
A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of rain before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 34.

Emmett School District School Closures

1/17/2024 06:46 MST
For Immediate Release
School is closed today January 17, 2024 due to road conditions and weather forecasts.
A decision regarding any High School Athletics schedule for today will be made by 1:00pm this afternoon.


Emmett School District Evacuation 

UPDATE 12/13/2023 14:00MDT
Emmett City/Gem County law enforcement report that all Emmett schools have been checked and cleared.  No threats were identified and the information was unsubstantiated and also sent to others beyond the Emmett School District/Gem County.  The investigation is ongoing.

**UPDATE from Emmett School District**

1:30 Update: All schools have been cleared and are safe to reenter. The law enforcement investigation is ongoing. School is canceled for the remainder of the day. All after-school activities will proceed as scheduled, and all school classes will resume as usual tomorrow.

Background: An anonymous email was received by multiple Treasure Valley school districts. A law enforcement investigation is active. As a precaution, Emmett School District evacuated all schools and canceled school for the remainder of the day. The safety of our students is our top priority. Many of the other schools and districts have responded similarly.

A Cooperative Response: This has been an interesting day for ESD. We plan and train for the unexpected, but reacting in real-time presents challenges. We are proud of our staff who successfully evacuated 2500 students in 7 different buildings in approximately one hour. Such an undertaking is a monumental task. As with any difficult situation, there are always opportunities to assess and improve. Today will provide an opportunity to evaluate our response and improve protocols in the future. This was a collaborative effort of multiple agencies. We want to extend our gratitude to our local law enforcement and fire department for partnering with us in our response and working diligently to thoroughly clear our buildings, ensuring the safety of our schools, students, staff, and community.

Future Updates: This email will conclude our emergency updates. All communication thus far today has been sent via emergency email. While we intend to communicate any future updates, they will be sent via a regular email. If you do not receive future communication from us, please contact your school or email info@isd221.net. We can provide instructions on how to update your Infinite Campus settings to make sure you receive communication.


Weather Advisory
Weather Advisory 112923


Boise National Forest Prescribed Fire Notification
The Emmett Ranger District will be looking at prescribed burning starting Wednesday the 18th , pending environmental conditions and smoke approval.  We will plan to burn High Valley Rx padget units 2, and 3.  The project area is approximately 7 miles NE of Ola, and 3 miles SW of Smiths Ferry, ID.  The burning could take two to four days to complete. 
Smoke could be visible from Highway 55, Smith’s Ferry, Banks, Ola, and maybe Crouch.


Emergency alert test will sound Oct. 4 on all U.S. cellphones

A nationwide test of the federal emergency alert system will be broadcast at approximately 2:20 p.m. EDT to cellphones, televisions and radios across the United States at around the same time. 

Most Americans with wireless cellular devices will receive an emergency alert message on their phones, as will most whose televisions or radios are on when the test occurs.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct Wednesday's test in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission. Emergency alert messages that make up the test are divided into two groups — the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for radios and televisions, and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) for wireless phones — although both are scheduled to happen at once. 

Wednesday will mark the seventh nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. Six previous tests were conducted over the years between November 2011 and August 2021. This will be the third nationwide test of wireless alerts, and the second nationwide test transmitted to all cellphones, FEMA said in a statement. 

As the Wireless Emergency Alert test is sent out to phones, the Emergency Alert System test will be sent out to televisions and radios.
FEMA and FCC Plan Nationwide Emergency Alert Test for Oct. 4, 2023 | FEMA.gov


Boise National Forest Prescribed Fire Notification
The Emmett Ranger district is planning a prescribed burn near High Valley, roughly seven miles NE of Ola Idaho.  The prescribed burn is part of the High Valley RX burn and Padget burn units 1-3. 
Planned Ignition Date(s): September 28th through October 1st, 2023
General Burn Location: 7 miles NE of Ola Idaho, near the community of High Valley.  
The prescribed burn units are Northwest of the valley bottom in High Valley.  Padget burn units 1-3.
Nearest Roads with Potential Smoke Impacts: FS road 601, 602 system, and County Road 644. County Road 644, and State Highway 55
Nearest Communities with potential Smoke Impacts: Smiths Ferry, Ola and the community of High Valley.
Planned Acres:170
Estimated Smoke Acres:170
For more information: Burn Notification 

 


Idaho Power Scheduled Outage
An Idaho Power Line Upgrade will cause a planned and scheduled power outage, and will result in an extended overnight outage in the Ola, Sweet, Montour, Pearl and Surrounding Areas September 28th and 29th from 9pm to 7pm.
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Wildfire-Road, Trails, and Area Closure
Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Boise National Forest, Cascade and Emmett Ranger Districts
East Fire Area, Roads, and Trails Closure
PROHIBITIONS Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following are prohibited on the National Forest System (NFS) lands, roads, and trails in the Cascade and Emmett Ranger Districts, Boise National Forest, described below and shown on the attached map incorporated into this Order in Exhibit A (“Described Area, Roads, and Trails”).

  1. Going into or being upon the Described Area. 36 CFR 261.52(e).
  2. Being on the Described Trails. 36 CFR 261.55(a).
  3. Being on the Described Roads. 36 CFR 261.54 (e).
 Link to U.S. Forest Service Announcement: Complete Closure Details, Exceptions, and Explanation

Wildfire Fire Report

August 4th, 2023 12:00pm 
Montour Fire
 
Location: Montour Valley
Discovered: August 3rd, 2023 18:30 appx
Cause: Lightning
Acres: 117 (estimated)
Weather: Red Flag Warning still in effect until 8/4/23 11pm mtn.  A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly.  
 
Overview: The Montour Fire was lightning caused, and started about 18:30 on Thursday August 3rd.  The Fire was mostly on Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) land, and the fire was under the protection of the Bureau of Land Management. (BLM).  Multiple agencies responded to the fire under the Incident Command of BLM Fire.  The fire crossed the river north about 19:15, and four trucks worked to get it under control on the North Side of the Payette River. The South side of the Payette River burned West with the high wind conditions.  A Boise Hot Shot Crew was called in from another fire and arrived by 21:30. The hot shot crew was needed because of the marshy conditions of the area where the fire was slowly moving, and limited access to the area at night.  
 
The BLM Fire Crew and the Hot Shot Crew fought the fire through the night, and it is currently controlled.  The crews are doing clean up with chainsaws, and checking hot spots presently.  There wasn't a need for a helicopter, as it was getting too dark.  The morning of August 4th, the reported acres were estimated to be at 117. The change in weather assisted in fire containment, the temperature drop, the dampness in the air, light rains, and the agriculture fields with wet marshy conditions kept the fire from spreading. BLM will remain as Incident Command throughout the day and into the evening. 
 
Firewise:  Following clearance guidelines increases the chance your home will survive a wildland fire. There are three primary risks. Most homes burned during wildfires were initially impacted by burning embers. Embers are burning pieces of vegetation that can be carried more than a mile in strong winds and convection currents. Structures are also at risk from surface fire that burns uninterrupted across the landscape and comes in direct contact with a home’s exterior. In addition, the radiant heat from large, extremely hot flames in burning tree canopies, from vehicles on fire nearby, or possibly from burning wood piles is another source that can ignite homes. Learn more: www.idahofirewise.org​​

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Fire Officials Urge Caution, Most of Idaho is under Very High or Extreme Fire Danger

Tuesday August 1, 2023

Boise, ID - Hot summer temperatures across the state have resulted in drier conditions and an increased fire danger, with nearly all lands under Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) fire protection now in Very High to Extreme Fire Danger.

As of today, IDL crews have fought 166 fires with most being human-caused or investigated as possibly being human-caused.

"IDL works hard to hold fires to 10 acres or less, and that becomes more challenging with very high and extreme conditions," said IDL's Fire Management Bureau Chief Josh Harvey.

Fire officials are asking the public and industry to increase their caution as a spark in dry conditions can start and carry a fire a long-distance, putting communities at greater risk for catastrophic fires.

State Burn Permits are not currently be issued except for agricultural field burning. State burn permits are required from May 10 – October 20 each year (Idaho Code § 38-115 ). Restrictions on issuing permits change as fire conditions change.

Currently only one area of the state is under fire restrictions. Central Idaho Fire Restrictions Area is currently in Stage 1 fire restrictions to include all lands managed by or are under the fire protection of Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, or other tribal or federal agencies.

Fire Managers work together as fire conditions change to determine when and if fire restrictions will be put into place in regions. Other areas may have restrictions over the next few weeks, please check the Fire Restrictions Finder webpage for the most up to date information.

"Idahoans and tourists recreating in areas without fire restrictions need to use extra caution and avoid activities that could spark a fire," added Harvey.

A bill for the full cost of fighting the fire may be sent to anyone who starts a wildfire due to negligence (Idaho Code § 38-107).

Those who feel the need to have a campfire should only use a fire ring and clear all debris away from the ring. All fires need to be dead out before going to bed or leaving the site and if fire restrictions are in place, they must be followed.

Remember, never park vehicles or ATV/UTVs over dry grass. Carry water and a shovel when hitting the trails.

Secure chains on trailers and make sure your tires are in good shape to avoid flat tires. Sparks along a roadway can start fires for several miles.

For more IDL Fire Information and Resources go to https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-management/

Idaho Department of Lands in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, provides fire suppression and prevention on more than 9 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland.


Fire Weather Warning
(Upgraded Status)

Sent Date: 8/2/2023 1:32:35 PM

Red Flag Warning issued August 2 at 1:31PM MDT until August 4 at 11:00PM MDT by NWS Boise ID

Northern Boise BLM; Treasure Valley BLM; Burns BLM; Vale BLM; Baker Valley

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will occur shortly.

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM MDT /1 PM PDT/ Thursday to
11 PM MDT /10 PM PDT/ Friday.

The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered.
* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusts to 50 mph possible.

Expires: 8/4/23 11:00 PM

Fire Weather Watch
(Downgraded from Posted Warning below 8/1/2023 2:57:21 PM)

Sent Date: 8/1/2023 3:17:33 PM
Fire Weather Watch issued August 1 at 3:15PM MDT until August 4 at 11:00PM MDT by NWS Boise ID 
Northern Boise BLM; Treasure Valley BLM; Burns BLM; Vale BLM; Baker Valley 

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are possible. 

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday
evening. The Red Flag Warning has been cancelled.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered.
* OUTFLOW WINDS...Up to 50 mph.
Expires: 8/4/23 11:00 PM

Fire Weather Warning

Sent Date: 8/1/2023 2:57:21 PM
Red Flag Warning issued August 1 at 2:56PM MDT until August 4 at 11:00PM MDT by NWS Boise ID 
Northern Boise BLM; Treasure Valley BLM; Burns BLM; Vale BLM; Baker Valley 
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will occur shortly.

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM MDT /1 PM PDT/ Thursday to
11 PM MDT /10 PM PDT/ Friday.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Scattered coverage.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusts to 50 mph expected.

Expires: 8/4/23 11:00 PM


Wildfire Alert-Final Incident Update
July 25, 2023 12:15pm mt
Goldrun Fire


Location:
Approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise
Discovered: July 18, 2023
Cause: Human caused
Strategy: Full suppression
Containment: 100%        
Acres: 799 acres
Total Personnel: 177
Resources on the Fire: 7 Engines, 5 Crews, 1 Excavator

Overview: 100% containment has been achieved. A plan is in place that establishes guidelines for ongoing efforts. Personnel numbers will be adjusted, and their actions focused to mop up, monitor, and repair. Hose lays are being removed from the fire area and all supplies that are no longer needed will be returned for the next incident. An excavator has joined the team and will be working with repair advisors to ensure that any major impacts from the fire suppression efforts are assessed and repaired. Work has commenced to repair interior dozer lines and hand lines. As work progresses this week, actions will continue to be fine-tuned to address the repair needs and achieve mop up standards. Firefighting resources are being assessed and assigned work to which they are best trained and equipped. Due to the size of the fire, firefighters will mop up 100% of the perimeter, but the interior will continue to hold heat. As a result, the fire will be patrolled and monitored for the remainder of the summer to ensure that any lingering smoke is from sources located well within containment lines.

Holbrook Lane remains closed for public safety while crews continue their work. Tuesday, fire managers made an allowance for a rancher to move cattle through the area. However, the timing was closely coordinated and the road is expected to remain closed through the week or until work concludes. 

Firewise: Following clearance guidelines increases the chance your home will survive a wildland fire.  Learn more: www.idahofirewise.org  

Weather: Temperatures have returned to normal seasonal temperatures. Winds are expected to increase in the afternoons and could be gusty at times. No wetting rains are predicted.

Smoke: High winds aloft are expected to carry in smoke from other fires occurring in the Pacific Northwest. More information: https://www.deq.idaho.gov/

***This is the final incident update***
Contact: Idaho Department of Lands at fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov
Media Inquiries: 208-908-1786, Robbie Johnson, Public Information Officer, Idaho Department of Lands

Wildfire Alert-Update
July 24, 2023 11:45am mt
Goldrun Fire


Location:
Approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise
Discovered: July 18, 2023
Cause: Human caused
Strategy: Full suppression
Containment: 85%        
Acres: 799 acres
Total Personnel: 226
Resources on the Fire: 7 Engines, 5 Crews

Overview: Firefighters turned the corner Sunday when their well-planned and executed work brought containment to 85%. It is a remarkable achievement considering much of their work was conducted during a heat advisory lasting several days. As crews continue their work securing containment lines and mitigating hazards, a fire suppression plan provides the standards that guide their work to achieve the desired results.The fire area is dangerous. Please don’t enter burned areas. There are hot ash pits concealed by a thin, surface crust, and unstable slopes can disintegrate suddenly. Fire-affected trees have weakened root systems and trunks, and they can violently collapse without warning. 

Firewise: Following clearance guidelines increases the chance your home will survive a wildland fire. There are three primary risks. Most homes burned during wildfires were initially impacted by burning embers. Embers are burning pieces of vegetation that can be carried more than a mile in strong winds and convection currents. Structures are also at risk from surface fire that burns uninterrupted across the landscape and comes in direct contact with a home’s exterior. In addition, the radiant heat from large, extremely hot flames in burning tree canopies, from vehicles on fire nearby, or possibly from burning wood piles is another source that can ignite homes. Learn more: www.idahofirewise.org

Weather: Temperatures are moderating and returning to normal seasonal temperatures. Winds are expected to increase in the afternoons and could be gusty at times. No wetting rains are predicted. 

Closures: Gem County closed Holbrook Lane from its intersection with Sweet – Ola Highway (Montour Road) east to its intersection with High Valley Road due to tree falling operations.

Smoke: The Goldrun Fire is not expected to produce significant smoke today but local haze may be present. More information:  https://www.deq.idaho.gov/

Wildfire Alert-Update
July 23, 2023 12:30pm mt
Goldrun Fire

Location: Approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise
Discovered: July 18, 2023
Cause: Human caused
Strategy: Full suppression
Containment: 65%        
Acres: 806 acres
Total Personnel: 212
Resources on the Fire: 7 Engines, 5 Crews, 1 Dozer

Overview:  Firefighters made significant progress Saturday and their efforts brought containment to 65%. Firefighters continue the hard physical work of mopping up and improving lines. The public can expect to see smoke, and a fire glow may even be apparent at night, as large fuels continue to burn down. There are pockets of mixed dead and live vegetation that will continue to have fire move through them. These areas are well within containment lines and are being actively monitored. Today, firefighters will focus on reinforcing existing fire lines and mopping up hot spots. Stump holes, snags, and downed logs continue to smolder near the fire’s edge. This produces embers, which can be carried over fire containment lines by the wind. Extinguishing theses heat sources as part of mop up is critical to ensure the fire doesn’t carry across existing containment lines. Portable water storage blivets have been stationed to assist crews mopping up hot spots. Crews are also snagging hazard trees. Removing selected fire affected trees is important for public safety and to prevent them from falling across containment lines into unburned areas. Fire affected trees have weakened root systems and trunks that can result in sudden, violent collapse.

Firefighters are working closely with Resource Advisors and Agency Administrators to assess the condition of containment lines and work sites. Their identified mitigation actions will improve fire area recovery. 

The fire area is dangerous. Please don’t enter burned areas. There are concealed hot ash pits, loose rock slopes, and standing hazardous trees that can cause serious injury. Holbrook Lane is closed for public safety while crews are falling snags. Firefighters are on foot and there are engines and heavy equipment along High Valley Road. Please be cautious when traveling in the Ola and High Valley area, heed the posted signs, and travel slowly for the safety of firefighters and members of the public.

Weather: Heat Advisories are in effect until midnight tonight. Light winds will help dissipate smoke but a smoke haze is expected to linger at times. Potentially, fast moving storms may impact the area with erratic, strong, and gusty winds up to 50 mph. These storms will not result in any wetting rains.

Evacuations: Gem County Sheriff’s Office has not issued evacuation orders regarding the Goldrun Fire. 

Closures: High Valley Road is open. Gem County closed Holbrook Lane from its intersection with Sweet – Ola Highway (Montour Road) east to its intersection with High Valley Road due to tree falling operations.

Wildfire Alert-Update
July 22, 2023 11:00pm mt
Goldrun Fire

Location: Approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise.
Discovered: July 18, 2023
Cause: Human caused
Strategy:  Full suppression
Containment:  20%        
Acres: 806 acres
Total Personnel: 207
Resources on the Fire: 4 Engines, 6 Crews, 1 Dozer
Maps: Find link to today’s incident map at bottom of this update
Weather:  Heat Advisories are in effect through late Sunday.  An upper level trough is building that will bring light winds Saturday and Sunday which will help dissipate smoke.
Overview: No fire growth occurred in the last operational period. Today, the fire continues to actively creep and smolder within containment lines, with moderate fire activity isolated to unburned pockets. Notably, the drainage on the north side of Ola Summit has periods of active fire within an area of mixed standing snags and dead ground fuels with live green vegetation. A distinct smoke column resulted yesterday from this activity.
Firefighters will begin mop up today. Mop up actions consist of securing the line to ensure it’s clean and properly constructed, cooling sites holding heat from burned vegetation, and snagging hazard trees for public safety and to prevent them from falling across the line into unburned areas. Portable water storage blivets were stationed yesterday to assist firefighters’ efforts.

Minimizing firefighting effects is a primary directive. Firefighters are working closely with Resource Advisors to develop work plans that accomplish firefighting objectives while also protecting resources.

Total acreage for the fire has decreased to 806 acres, less than previously stated at 850 acres. Small changes in estimated acreages happens periodically and are attributed to variations in different mapping methods. The Goldrun Fire had recent adjustments to containment lines that altered its acreage downward.

The fire area is dangerous. Please don’t enter burned areas. There are concealed hot ash pits, loose rock slopes, and standing hazardous trees that can cause serious injury. Holbrook Lane is closed for public safety while crews are falling snags. Firefighters on foot and heavy equipment are active along High Valley Road and throughout the area.

Evacuations: Gem County Sheriff’s Office has not issued evacuation orders regarding the Goldrun Fire.
Closures: Gem County closed Holbrook Lane from its intersection with Sweet – Ola Highway (Montour Road) east to its intersection with High Valley Road due to tree falling operations.  Please be cautious when traveling in the Ola and High Valley area, heed the posted signs, and travel slowly for the safety of firefighters and members of the public.
Smoke: The Goldrun Fire is not expected to produce significant smoke today but local haze may be present. Small smoke columns may become more evident later in the day as temperatures increase. More information:  https://www.deq.idaho.gov/

Wildfire Alert-Update
July 21, 2023 3:30pm mt
Goldrun Fire

Discovered: July 18, 2023
Cause: Human caused
Strategy: Full suppression
Containment: 10%         
Acres: 829 acres
Total Personnel: 204
Resources on the Fire: 4 Engines, 5 Crews, 1 Dozer

Weather: Heat Advisories will be in effect beginning Friday. Temperatures will range from the middle to upper 90 degrees throughout the fire area and will surpass 100 degrees at lower elevations. This trend will continue through Saturday’s operational period.
Overview: Crews are actively conducting strenuous, full suppression tactics. Yesterday, firefighters accomplished a significant goal by completing line around the Goldrun Fire. The line consists of both hand lines and dozer lines anchored to existing roads or other features. Early in the fire response, retardant was used for its protective buffer to structures. A few areas of concentrated heat and active fire exist, but they are well within control lines.  Crews actively patrolled the fire area Thursday night.  Today, firefighters will continue improving the lines, and air support is available to ground crews.  Snagging operations to remove fire impacted trees is being conducted along Holbrook Lane. Minimizing firefighting effects is a primary directive and firefighters are working closely with Resource Advisors to develop work plans that accomplish firefighting objectives while also protecting resources. Updated acreage for the fire is 829 acres, less than previously stated at 850 acres. Small changes in estimated acreages happens periodically during fire responses and are attributed to variations in different mapping methods. Overall weather conditions are changing to hotter and dryer days as well as nights. Please be aware of changing conditions and take measures to prevent fires.
Evacuations: Gem County Sheriff’s Office has not issued evacuation orders regarding the Goldrun Fire. 
Closures: Holbrook Lane is barricaded from its intersection with Sweet – Ola Highway (Montour Road) east to its intersection with High Valley Road due to tree falling operations. Firefighters remain actively engaged in firefighting operations along High Valley Road. Please be cautious when traveling in the area, heed the posted signs, and travel slowly for the safety of firefighters and members of the public.
Smoke: The Goldrun Fire is not expected to produce significant smoke today but local haze may be present, and some smoke columns may become more evident later in the day as temperatures increase.

Wildfire Alert-Update
July 20, 2023 1:30pm mt
Goldrun Fire

The Goldrun Fire has grown to nearly 850 acres since yesterday afternoon. There hasn't been any evacuation orders issued, but structures remain threatened.  The fire is approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise. The wildfire is burning in grass and timber.


The fire continues to be fought aggressively by air and on the ground. Seven (7) helicopters are dropping water and several air tankers are dropping retardant. On the ground there are five (5) 20-person hand crews, two (2) water tenders and seven (7) engines. There are currently 200 fire personnel assigned to the fire.

Crews are constructing dozer lines and hand lines and have completed one back burn in effort to create fire breaks to stop the blaze from spreading.

The major issues faced by the firefighters include weather, poor recovery of humidity at night, high temperatures, wind and terrain.

A Type 3 Incident Command team is in place and a Type 2 Great Basin Incident Management Team enroute to take over fire management. A Type 2 team brings with it more people and resources to handle the complexity of the fire. They will be briefed Friday evening.

As with all fires on land protected by the Idaho Department of Lands, firefighters are aggressively attacking the fire.

Communication with Incident Command has been difficult due to a lack of cell service causing delays in relaying information to the public. A communication site is being established and should help improve the situation.

The wildfire is currently under investigation.


Wildfire Alert-Update
July 19, 2023
Goldrun Fire

Ola, Idaho 11:15am – The Goldrun Fire grew overnight from an estimated 50 acres to an estimated 700 - 800 acres today. This was due to low humidity and erratic winds overnight, and more growth is expected today due to hot, dry conditions and high winds. The fire is approximately three miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County, about an hour north of Boise.  The wildfire is burning in grass and timber.

Area roads and “indirect line” (containment lines created by fire crews not immediately at the fire’s edge) should help hold the fire in place, but weather could cause the fire to move. It is currently burning toward the east toward High Valley, and structures are threatened, however no evacuations have been ordered. High Valley is home to summer cabins, ranches, and homes.

A Great Basin Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered due to the chance that the fire will continue to grow.

Firefighters were dispatched to the Goldrun Fire yesterday, July 18, just after 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Personnel and equipment assigned to the fire include fire engines and a dozer from Bureau of Land Management, hand crews from the Forest Service, and an Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) engine and fire crews. The IDL Teakean Hand Crew has been ordered to build additional containment lines. Aircraft working on the fire include helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, and air tankers are expected to continue to drop fire retardant to help slow fire growth and assist crews on the ground with fire line.

Update:
Larger fire team ordered – Type 2 Incident Management Team
Media Briefing: 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time TODAY
Location: Ola Fire Station. Contact Robbie Johnson, 208-908-1786, for location specifics.


Wildfire Alert
July 18, 2023
Goldrun Fire

Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) firefighters are on the scene of the 50-acre Goldrun Fire located approximately four miles northeast of Ola, Idaho in Gem County.  The wildfire is burning in grass and timber.

Structures are threatened, but there are currently no evacuations ordered.

Firefighters were dispatched this evening just after 6:30 p.m. with the blaze being attacked by air and by ground. Approximately 80 personnel are on the fireline, including engines and a dozer from Bureau of Land Management, hand crews from the Forest Service, and an IDL engine.

The IDL Teakean Hand Crew has been ordered for tomorrow.
Two large air tankers and one type 2 helicopter have been making water drops, with a second helicopter ordered for tomorrow.
The fire has slowed its progress since the sun went down and temperatures have cooled.
Firefighters will remain on the scene throughout the night.
The wildfire is currently under investigation.
#IDLFireInfo, #GoldrunFire

Find the latest IDL Fire updates on our website-based IDL Fire News Feed and on FacebookTwitterInstagramand LinkedIn
Media contact: Sharla Arledge, 208-334-0233, fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov 
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Heat Advisory issued July 13 at 12:59PM MDT until July 17 at 12:00AM MDT by NWS Boise ID
West Central Mountains; Boise Mountains; Southwest Highlands; Camas Prairie; Owyhee Mountains; Southern Twin Falls County; Baker County
* WHAT...Temperatures up to 100 expected in the lower valleys. Temperatures up to 93 expected above 5000 feet.
* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest and west central Idaho and northeast Oregon.
* WHEN...From midnight MDT /11 PM PDT/ Saturday night to midnight MDT /11 PM PDT/ Sunday night.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures may cause heat illnesses to occur.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous
activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Wear light weight
and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Posted June 27,2023
Media Contact Robbie Johnson
Recreate Responsibly Idaho Coordinator
Idaho Department of Lands Public Information Officer208-908-1786
rjohnson@idl.idaho.gov
recreateresponsibly@idl.idaho.gov

Fireworks/Recreation Notice 
Idaho is heating up and drying out for the fourth of July Weekend
Statewide – After a cool, wet spring, Summer 2023 is here and the public is expected to head outdoors in potentially record numbers due to Idaho’s growing population. Recreate Responsibly Idaho (RRI) is reminding campers and outdoor recreationists to use extra care particularly in southern Idaho where wildfires were reported over the weekend. One of them, the Mile Marker 85 Highway 51 Fire, burned more than 200 acres of grass and sagebrush about six miles south of Mountain Home before containment.
Fireworks and recreation risks: Each year, fire officials see a spike in human-caused wildfires, particularly around the Fourth of July weekend, most often from unattended campfires, fireworks, dragging tow chains, driving on dry grass, and improper disposal of hot ashes and barbecue coals. On average, 80% of wildfires are caused by humans.
Concerns for Summer 2023: A wet spring in Idaho caused grasses and plants to grow tall, creating an abundance of fuels. Now rangelands and forests are starting to dry out which increases wildfire risk. “Please remember that all fireworks – and even the possession of fireworks – are prohibited on federal public lands, regardless of weather conditions or if a person believes they are using fireworks safely,” said Recreate Responsibly Idaho Campaign Coordinator Robbie Johnson. “Recreate Responsibly Idaho is here to support the public with resources, guides, and reminders that we all must do our part to stay vigilant to avoid the destruction of catastrophic wildfire.”

Resources to prepare for the holiday weekend
Know before you go
– Check the BLM Idaho Fire Information website at https://www.idahofireinfo.com/ and the Idaho Department of Lands Fire Information and Resources website at https://www.idl.idaho.gov/fire-management/ for wildland fire information near your destination.
Drown your campfire – Make sure your fire is “dead out” and cold to the touch before leaving your campsite or going to bed. Keep your campfire small and use a designated campfire ring when available and permissible.
Leave fireworks at home – Fireworks are prohibited on federal public lands. During closed fire season (May 10 to October 20), it is illegal to throw away any lighted material, including firecrackers or fireworks on any forest or rangeland in the state of Idaho (Idaho Code 38-117). Starting a wildfire with the use of fireworks is considered negligence, and the person who started the fire could be billed for the cost of fighting the fire (Idaho Code 38-107).
Don’t be the spark – Do not drive or park on dry grass. Hot exhaust pipes or sparks can start a fire. This applies to off-highway vehicles and personal vehicles.
Check your chains – When pulling a trailer, be sure safety chains and other metal parts aren’t hanging from your vehicle as these can drag and cause sparks.
Recreate Responsibly Idaho (RRI) partners have worked for several years to inform and remind recreationists statewide about best practices when it comes to putting out campfires, fire safety in general, ATV, UTV and Off-Highway vehicle use, proper etiquette at boat ramps, water and lifejacket safety, minding your wake on lakes, rivers and reservoirs, and more. These efforts empower individuals to recreate responsibly with the support of Idaho businesses, outdoor and conservation organizations, government agencies, and all who love Idaho.
The RRI outreach team includes the Bureau of Land Management, U.S.D.A Forest Service, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Department of Transportation, and the Idaho Rangeland Resources Commission.


Posted June 21,2023
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Gem County Fire Protection District #1 Burn Ban.
Starting 7-1-23 and ending 9-15-23.
Outdoor controlled burning is currently allowed until July 1st.

Requirements for controlled burning are as follows:

1. Only burn natural items/waste (Yard debris, ditches, tree trimmings, etc.). Burning man-made items such as trash and plastics is always prohibited. 
2. Fires must be attended by an adult at all times.
3. Have a plan to control and extinguish any planned burning (Hose, shovels, etc.)    

All outside burning after July 1st is prohibited except for recreational fires in appropriate burn pits/rings.
Burning in burn barrels is prohibited after July 1st.

Classification of appropriate pit or ring:
1. Ring shall not be larger than 4 feet in diameter
2. Ring must be made of rocks or metal, and must be a complete ring.
3. Area around the ring must be cleared of flammable debris.

Please note Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and the Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) may have additional restrictions regarding burning on their land inside of our service area.


Road Closure- 5/30/2023

3rd Fork Road is closed from intersection of 2nd Fork to Nesbitt Lane due to heavy rain fall. According to local residents' rain fall was approximately two and a half inches in one hour causing heavy wash out on 3rd Fork Road. Gem County Road & Bridge had dispatched crews to the area to close 3rd Fork Road. Gem County Crews will be in the area tomorrow (5/31/23) to reclaim the road and make improvements.
Contact
Neal Capps, Director
Gem County Road & Bridge Department
208-365-3305 O
3rd Fork 6-1-23

3rd Fork washout Link to video from Facebook 5-30-23
Warning-MAY 27th, 2:05 pm

Flash Flood Warning issued May 27 at 2:05PM MDT until May 27 at 5:15PM MDT by NWS Boise ID
Gem, ID

The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a
Flash Flood Warning for...
Northeastern Gem County in southwestern Idaho until May 27 until 515 PM MDT.
At 205 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain
have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 2 to 3 inches in 3 hours. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
SOURCE...Radar.
IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage and low-lying areas.

Some locations that will experience flash flooding include:
Sage Hen Reservoir. This includes the following streams and drainages...
Squaw Creek, Second Fork Squaw Creek, Pine Creek, Third Fork Squaw
Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Kennedy Creek, Renwyck Creek and Sheep
Creek.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings and do not drive on flooded roads. Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or creeks. Please report observed flooding to local emergency services or law
enforcement and request they pass this information to the National Weather Service when you can do so safely.

Flood Level Review-
The Payette River at the Washington Street Bridge Gauge has receded to 7 feet, and is expected to level out over the next 10 days to be around 7.5 feet. The CFS is around 8500-8700 (5-30-23) recreational floating is discouraged at this time.
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-30-23 Payette River Probability Graph


Flood Level Review-
The Payette River at the Washington Street Bridge Gauge has receded to 7.7 feet, and is expected to level out over the next 10 days to be around or under 8 feet. The CFS is around 10,000, (5-26-23) recreational floating is discouraged at this time.
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-26-23 Payette River Probability Graph
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-26-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
The water levels for the Payette River at the Washington Street Bridge Gauge rose to 10.06 feet overnight 5-22, but has receded to 9.3 feet by the morning of 5-23.  Looking over the probability graph, the 10 foot mark is expected to be the peak over the next 10 day period, and levels are expected to decrease and remain high, but steady until the end of the month.
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-23-23 Payette River Probability Graph
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-22-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-22-23 Payette River Probability Graph

Flood Level Review-
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-18-23 Payette River Probability Graph 
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-17-23 Payette River Probability Graph
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-16-23 Payette River Probability Graph

ADVISORY-National Weather Service Flood Advisory for Northern Gem County and other areas 05-08-23 Flood Advisory
7 Day weather forecast (Northern Gem County) 05-15-23 North GemCo 7 Day weather forecast
7 Day weather forecast (Emmett) 05-15-23 Emmett 7 day weather forecast
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-15-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
10 Day Hydrology Graph for the Payette River 05-15-23 Payette River Probability Graph
7 Day weather forecast 05-11-23 7 Day Weather Forecast
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-11-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
10 Day Hydrology Probability Graph for the Payette River 05-11-23 Payette River Probability Graph
7 Day weather forecast 05-08-23 7 Day Weather Forecast
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-08-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
10 Day Hydrology Probability Graph for the Payette River 05-08-23 Payette River Probability Graph

ADVISORY-National Weather Service Flood Advisory for Northern Gem County and other areas 05-02-23 Flood Advisory (North of Emmett)
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-05-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph
10 Day Hydrology Probability Graph for the Payette River 05-05-23 Payette River Probability Graph
7 Day weather forecast 05-04-23 7 Day Weather Forecast
10 Day Hydrology Probability Graph for the Payette River 05-04-23 Payette River Probability Graph
Hydrology Creek Discharge Graph for Squaw Creek 05-04-23 Squaw Creek Discharge Graph