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Declining drain flows to Boise River focus of study

August 14, 2023  By Brad Carlson | Capital Press

Shrinking flows of water into the Boise River via drains are the focus of a study that aims to help keep irrigators downstream from running short.

After a field is irrigated, the leftover water runs into drains that empty into the river.

Recently, less water has been returning to the drains and aquifer because of the widespread use of sprinklers and drip irrigation, and conversion of farmland to other uses. | READ MORE


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