Flood Risk High for Eastern Idaho
(IDAHO FALLS) – Emergency responders and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey are preparing for possible spring flooding around eastern Idaho. Local News 8 reports that the Palisades Reservoir has been drained to 14 percent of capacity to make room for spring runoff, with similar procedures underway at Jackson Lake. Snowpack levels around the region are estimated between 150 and 200 percent of normal. Responders hope a gradual warm up will reduce flood hazards.