Other Rivers: Alcohol Ban

At the end of June 2015, the Truckee River was dubbed one of the best rivers in the U.S. for tubing and drinking.

We’ve been doing some research here at the One Truckee River headquarters (getting ready for our stakeholder forum and everything), and we found a river that might be very last on that list of best tubing and drinking rivers.

The Boise River.

In 2009 the Boise City Council adopted a new ordinance: No alcohol allowed within 250 feet of the Boise River. (Included in the adoption was a second ordinance disallowing glass containers on the river.)

Courtesy Floating the Boise River Rafting.
Courtesy Floating the Boise River Rafting.

That rule is still very much a reality today. Signs are posted along the river, and “float” police are regularly on the lookout for perpetrators, patrolling river entrances and exits, and even in the river.

Those caught with an open container may face a misdemeanor citation.

Compare the Boise River to the Truckee River — do you think open containers of alcohol are an issue along the Truckee?

What are the positives you see in the Boise River alcohol ban? What about the negatives?

Share your thoughts with us by commenting below!