Float season stays extremely busy, despite low water levels

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Water levels in the Boise River are the lowest in several years. But that hasn't had an impact on float season. Epley's Boise River Rentals says its business has been way up because of the heat this summer.

"We've seen an uptick in the weekly rentals," said Epley's owner Steve Zeller, "And the weekends have been very busy."

He says the river stays especially busy on days temperatures are in the hundreds.

River managers say that right now, water levels in the Boise River are just a little half of what they normally are. But they say the water still isn't low enough to pose any safety risks to people on the river.

Experts say they don't expect to see any problems with the water being too low to ride until possibly the very end of float season.