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Water Reserves Depleted

Palisades Empty

Despite the past week of rainy days, irrigation reserves in the reservoirs making up the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project have continued to drop.  According to the Bureau, the system collectively is now at 12% of its capacity.  Among the nearby measurements,Jackson Lake has about 27% of its storage capacity, Palisades Reservoir has dropped to 4% of capacity and American Falls Reservoir is at 3%.  Fortunately, BuRec officials say the irrigation season is at an end with crops now harvested or about to be harvested.

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