Water Supply Update April 25, 2023

The snowpack has contributed considerably to the water supply so far, and there is more to come. We currently have 15″ of snow at our measuring site at Howard Prairie. Compared to last year, all of the snow at this site was completely melted as of April 21, 2022. As of today, the combined storage … Read more

WATER SUPPLY UPDATE APRIL 7, 2023

The winter/spring weather patterns have helped the water supply considerably, although we still have a long way to go for a suitable water supply. There are currently 45” of snow at our measuring site at Howard Prairie. Last year on this date there was no snow. There is no way to determine exactly what the … Read more

Water Supply Update – March 20, 2023

The water supply news for March is looking much better than it did the last two years. The following is a comparison of the reservoir levels on March 20, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 Howard Prairie 11,659 5,227 4,733 16,854 16,947 Hyatt Lake 2,770 1,849 2,681 7,685 2,991 Emigrant … Read more

AUGUST 19, 2022 – IRRIGATION WATER HAS BEEN SHUTOFF

The irrigation water was shutoff to all canals first thing this morning. We would again, like to express our sincere thanks to our water users for your understanding and patience during this second year in a row of extremely low water supplies. Let’s all hope for lots of snowpack in the mountains this winter and … Read more

IRRIGATION SEASON SHUT DOWN

Due to extremely low reservoir levels and depleted water supply, the district will be shutting the water off to all canals at 7:00 a.m. Friday morning, August 19, 2022. The lower end of some canals may have water in them until  Saturday, while the water drains down through the system.  We would like to thank … Read more

August 3, 2022 Water Supply Update

The hot weather continues which adds to the difficulty of the water flowing through all canals due to the aquatic weed growth. During the heat of the day when the water temperature increases the aquatic weeds raise up in the canal and slow the flow of water. Overnight when the water temperature cools somewhat, the … Read more

Talent Irrigation District project included in bill for funding to modernize water infrastructure.

Senator Jeff Merkley drafted a bill which includes funding to modernize water infrastructure in Oregon. Talent Irrigation District is very pleased to announce that we have been included in this bill for our infrastructure project for the Billings Siphon and Eastside Canal Project. The amount of money allocated for the district is $5M. The estimated … Read more

JULY 27, 2022 UPDATE ON WATER DELIVERIES AND WATER SUPPLY

As we all know, this week is calling for temperatures over 100°. As if the water situation was not problematic enough, these temperatures add to the difficulty of making water deliveries. With these types of temperatures, the water moves slower and there is more evaporation, not to mention that everyone loses patience and tempers begin … Read more

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