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‘Urging caution’: DEQ reports lab tests reveal cyanotoxins in Payette Lake

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is 'urging caution' after lab tests showed cyanotoxins in Payette Lake's North Beach lakebed. BoiseDev previously reported DEQ was...

Algae bloom in Payette Lake? Officials still awaiting result of second tests

Last week BoiseDev reported the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality would perform additional tests on Payette Lake for an algae bloom caused by cyanobacteria...

You Asked: Why were so many trees cut down in Ponderosa State Park?

If you visited Ponderosa State Park near McCall this summer, you might have noticed big changes to some of the forested areas off the...

Health advisory issued for Cascade Reservoir

Central District Health has issued a health advisory for Cascade Reservoir.  After testing algal around the reservoir, CDH and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality...

‘It’s tough’: Drought could lead to Treasure Valley irrigation ending a month early

Treasure Valley farmers and other water users are likely staring down a shortened irrigation season as high temperatures continue to bake the region.  In a...

Water woes: Canyon County turns down 35-home subdivision south of Nampa over groundwater concerns

Lingering water questions sank a developer's hopes for a new subdivision south of Lake Lowell.  On Monday, the Canyon County Board of Commissioners gave Taylor...

Some Boise wells are drying up amid rapid development. What’s going on?

There’s only three feet of water left in the bottom of Sheryl Gaide Lundquist’s well.  A few months ago, Lundquist’s son and daughter-in-law, who live...