Historic Boise River

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Date(s) - 04/19/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Boise Public Library Hayes Auditorium


Get a new perspective on the Boise River. The Boise River has undergone many changes since the mid 1800’s and little is left of its natural state. David Blew studied the historic Boise River by researching written accounts of the Boise River during the 1800’s. Soil surveys were used to provide evidence of the boundary of the Holocene floodplain and the potential extent of the hyporheic zone. The cadastral survey of 1867 was used to graphically reconstruct the Boise River and its numerous sloughs and backwater areas during this time period. Vegetation maps, tree size and densities were determined based using data and descriptions in the cadastral survey notes. Come and take a trip back in time. Bring your lunch. The program starts at 11:45.

Created by: Liz Paul