Boise, ID. – After a winter which has left snow packed deep in the mountains of Idaho, Idaho Governor Butch Otter says he feels residents in some parts of the state are not taking the potential for disaster seriously. Officials from state and federal departments┬ámade early this week, saying mountain snow packs are more than double the average in many areas and residents need to be alert. Most of the concern is for the area along the Boise River currently, with not much space left in three reservoirs which are preventing downstream flooding, and a high population along the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is planning on running the river at high flows for a longer period of time into the summer to avoid even larger releases.

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