BOISE--Cool wet weather has meant a steady but slow runoff across the Western Snake River Plain. Thats good news in terms of state runoff and insures more water during the heat of summer. But Federal Officals say they're still worried because there is so much snow still in the mountains.
The mountains of Colorado and Idaho have 150 to 200 percent of average water contained in a snow pack, leading to a higher than normal flood potential.
Joanna Dionne, a meteorologist at the National Weather service's Hydrologic Services section, added that "all the ingredients are there for flooding because of heavy snowpack.
"American citizens should be on high alert to flood conditions in your communities. Arm yourselves with information about how to stay safe during a flood and do not attempt to drive on flooded roadways," said Vickie Nadolski, deputy director of the weather service.