By nature the Treasure Valley is a desert. Fortunately we have a critical resource that allows crops to be produced, livestock to be raised, residential lawns, gardens and landscaping to flourish, and your favorite park, beltway or golf course to be green. That resource is irrigation water from the Boise River. Learn more about the Boise River Basin 63 Irrigation Storage and Delivery System in these short videos.

Storing Water in the Boise River Basin

Rex Barrie, Boise River Watermaster, discusses the Treasure Valley’s Boise River Basin water system, the importance of snow pack acting as our 4th reservoir, and how this incredible water delivery system keeps the valley green and growing.

Water Release for Flood Control

Bob Carter of the Boise Project Board of Control helps us understand the importance of flood control in the Treasure Valley, and how we use this great natural resource through the summer.

Boise River Watermaster Rex Barrie talks about the importance of water release this time of year for flood control in the Treasure Valley.

Operations and Maintenance of Canals and Ditches

We are working to educate the public about the Operations and Maintenance of Canals and Ditches in the Treasure Valley.  Watch our short educational videos featuring Mark Zirschky of the Pioneer Irrigation District and Mack Myers of the Settlers Irrigation District to learn more.