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Boise uses its parks and riverside paths as a natural floodway, to absorb flood waters and prevent flooding downstream.
The flood sparked the federal construction of the levees and floodways that reduced but didn't eliminate the threat of flooding.
Habitat, groundwater and wetlands benefit from this passive flood control, and the Valley has developed a strong consensus on doing as much as possible to use undeveloped parts of the flood plain as floodways.
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