Weather service warns public about flooding threat along Portneuf River, Henrys Fork | News


The National Weather Service warned the public on Saturday morning about the flooding threat along two of East Idaho’s major waterways that will continue into the coming week.

The Portneuf River in Bannock County is under a flood advisory while Henrys Fork in Madison, Fremont and Jefferson counties is under a flood warning.

Two of East Idaho’s biggest cities, Pocatello and Rexburg, are included in the flood alerts.

The weather service said that people near either river “should be aware of the expected high water and take action to protect property.”

The flooding threat will continue along the Portneuf River until Thursday, while the flooding threat along Henrys Fork will continue until Wednesday, the weather service said.

The weather service said flooding will “encroach onto portions of the bike and walking trail next to the Portneuf River in Sacajawea Park in Pocatello.”

Regarding flooding along Henrys Fork, the weather service said, “Minor flooding of farmland near the river will occur between the confluence of the Snake River and upstream to near St. Anthony. Lower Beaver Dick Park is under water and some picnic shelters are inaccessible. Portions of Warm Slough Access will be under water.”

In the central Idaho mountains, the Big Wood River in Blaine County, including the city of Hailey, is also under a flood advisory and residents along that waterway should take precautions.

2019-05-21 23:00:00

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