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Reservoir Drafting Slows

Jackson Lake Dam

Cooler, wet weather has slowed the draw-down of the reservoirs in the Upper Snake River basin this week.  Bureau of Reclamation officials have predicted that Jackson Lake will be seriously drafted this summer as irrigation season began with storage in the Upper Snake River Basin only amounting to 67% of its capacity.  Still, Jackson Lake gained a little water this week, now measuring at 97% of its storage capacity while Palisades is now only 45% filled. Specific predictions of this summer’s draft of water along the system are expected next week.

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