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Rain on a window turns the Boise spring landscape into something like an impressionist painting; Idaho precipitation is well above normal this spring and keeps coming. (Betsy Russell)
Rain on a window turns the Boise spring landscape into something like an impressionist painting; Idaho precipitation is well above normal this spring and keeps coming. (Betsy Russell)

There's even some snow mixed in this morning here in the Boise foothills, in this spring that still doesn't seem to have sprung. Here, the rain on my window yesterday afternoon turned the green Boise spring landscape into an impressionist painting. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, year-to-date precipitation is well above average in every basin in Idaho, from 119 percent in the Boise basin to 139 percent in the Bruneau. Plus, the "snow-water equivalent," the measure that shows the depth of water in the snowpack if it were melted, is running even higher - from a statewide low of 113 percent of normal in the Big Lost River basin to a whopping 326 percent of normal in the Weiser River basin; that shows the risk of flooding...




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

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