The Boise River is a 102-mile-long tributary of the Snake River in the northwestern United States. It drains a rugged portion of the Sawtooth Range in southwestern Idaho northeast of Boise, as well as part of the western Snake River Plain; the watershed encompasses 4,100 square miles of diverse habitats, including alpine canyons, rangeland, agricultural lands, urban areas. The Boise River rises in three separate forks in the Sawtooth Range at elevations exceeding 10,000 feet, is formed by the confluence of its North and Middle forks; the North Fork, 50 miles long, rises in the Sawtooth Wilderness Area, along the Boise–Elmore county line, 60 miles northeast of Boise. It flows southwest through the remote mountains in the Boise National Forest; the Middle Fork 52 miles in length, rises within 12 miles of the North Fork in the southern Sawtooth Wilderness Area in northeastern Elmore County. It flows west-southwest near the town of Atlanta, joining the North Fork to form the Boise River 15 miles southeast of Idaho City.
The main stream flows southwest into Arrowrock Reservoir joining the South Fork from the Anderson Ranch Dam. The 101-mile-long South Fork rises in northern Camas County in the Smoky Mountains and Soldier Mountains of the Sawtooth National Forest north of Fairfield, 65 miles east of Boise, it flows southwest, descending through a basalt canyon to fill the Anderson Ranch Reservoir turns northwest in central Elmore County. It joins the main stream as the southern arm of Arrowrock Reservoir, 20 miles east of Boise. Downstream from its confluence with the South Fork, the river flows west, adds the major tributary of Mores Creek along Highway 21, passes through Lucky Peak Dam to emerge from the foothills southeast of Boise, it passes over several irrigation diversion dams above the city, the first and largest is the century-old Boise River Diversion Dam for the concrete New York Canal, which terminates at Lake Lowell southwest of Nampa in Canyon County. The next diversion is for the Ridenbaugh Canal at Eckert Diversion Dam above Barber Park, five miles from downtown Boise.
Wooded through the city, the river is lined by an extensive recreational greenbelt. It flows west across the western end of the Snake River Plain in the Treasure Valley and becomes a braided stream with a wide floodplain as it crosses northern Canyon County to the Snake River. At an approximate elevation of 2,100 feet, it enters the Snake River, the Idaho-Oregon border, west of Parma and three miles south of Nyssa, Oregon; the river was called "Reed's River" in the early 19th century, named after Pacific Fur Company employee John Reed, who explored parts of the river throughout 1813 and 1814. The river is diverted to canals for irrigation on the plain west of Boise; the dams that form the mountain reservoirs were constructed as part of the Bureau of Reclamation's "Boise Project" to provide agricultural irrigation, drinking water, flood control to Boise and the Treasure Valley. The major projects' initial completion dates were: 1909 - Boise River Diversion Dam & New York Canal 1915 - Arrowrock Dam 1950 - Anderson Ranch Dam - 1955 - Lucky Peak Dam - The river is a popular destination for floating on the urban tree-lined run through Boise during hot, dry summer afternoons.
Tubers and floaters launch at Barber Park and land at Ann Morrison Park, between major irrigation diversion dams. Several minor diversion weirs are passed as well as several bridges on the 6-mile trip. Water skiing is popular above the dam at the Lucky Peak Reservoir. On the lower course of the river, low summer flows and poorer water quality from agricultural runoff limit fishery production; this section of river supports a fair fishery for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish. Upstream from Star, the river supports a greater variety of fish; the most prevalent species on this section is mountain whitefish, as well as hatchery-reared rainbow trout, wild rainbow trout, fingerling brown trout. Upstream from Lucky Peak and Arrowrock reservoirs, the river and its tributaries contain excellent populations of wild rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, bull trout; this is true downstream from the outflow of Anderson Ranch reservoir, where the South Fork takes on the characteristics of a classic "tailwater" for over 5 miles from the put-in below the dam to Cow Creek Bridge.
The Boise River is popular for fishing for rainbow trout and, in the winter, steelhead. Spin-fishermen use roostertail spinners and bait such as worms and Powerbait, while fly fishermen use a variety of flies mimicking the abundant aquatic and terrestrial insects present in the watershed, as well as streamers. List of rivers of Idaho List of longest streams of Idaho Idaho Department of Water Resources: Boise River Idaho State University: Boise River USGS stream gage, Boise River at Glenwood Bridge near Boise USGS: water quality and biological trends on the lower Boise River USBR: Boise Project USBR: Major storage reservoirs in the Boise & Payette River basins - tea cup diagram, current data
Are These Our Children? is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Howard Estabrook. The film stars Eric Linden, Ben Alexander, Beryl Mercer, Mary Kornman, Arline Judge, Rochelle Hudson; the film was released on November 14, 1931 by RKO Pictures Eddie Brand is a high school student in New York City. After he loses an oratory contest about the U. S. Constitution, he becomes depressed and leaves his girl friend Mary to take up with Flo Carnes and her hardcore friends, Agnes, Nick Crosby and Bennie Gray, in spite of his grandmother's warnings, he and his new crowd of friends get drunk on gin in jazz clubs and dance halls, start robbing strangers for cash. Eddie become more and more dependent on liquor. One night, needing a drink, shoots an old family friend, Heinrich "Heinie" Krantz, who has refused to sell him a bottle of booze; when Eddie and Bennie are arrested for the murder, Nick blurts out the truth on the witness stand, Eddie is given the death penalty, with Nick and Bennie given life sentences.
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