Minor flooding along the Henry's Fork is forecast to become moderate flooding as the river continues to rise near Rexburg.

Shortly after noon Sunday the river at Rexburg officially reached flood state of 9.5 feet. Minor flooding is under way, with lower Beaver Dick Park under water and some picnic shelters inaccessible.

Some flooding of farmland along the river between St. Anthony and Rexburg is occurring, with the river forecast to continue to rise to nearly 10.4 feet by this afternoon (Tuesday).

Low points along the Plano Road may have water across them, the National Weather Service says, and the South Fork of the Teton River is full to the top of its banks.

Near St. Anthony the Henry's Fork level was at 6.81 feet Monday morning, short of flood stage at 7 feet. The forecast of river levels near St. Anthony calls for the river to state near flood stage early this week then dip a few inches lower before again reaching flood stage by next Monday.

Monday morning the river was roaring around the Clyde Keefer Park island in downtown St. Anthony, laden with debris such as wood and brush.

Along the Henry's Fork Greenway ducks and geese were closer to the trail as lowlands were flooding. In a couple of places along the asphalt trail, water was flowing over the walkway, which is not unusual during high spring runoff.

 

 

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