Water Supply Update – January 24, 2023

The water supply news for January is looking much better than it did the last two years. The following is a comparison of the reservoir levels on January 24, 2023, 2022 and 2021:   2023 2022 2021 Howard Prairie 9,573 3,474 5,203 Hyatt Lake 2,080 712 1,391 Emigrant Lake 7,454 2,466 1,801 TOTALS 19,107 16%) … Read more

WATER SUPPLY UPDATE

As of April 5, 2022, the water supply is still approximately 3,300 acre feet below where it was at this time last year. The combined storage in the three reservoirs of Howard Prairie, Hyatt Lake and Emigrant Lake is 13,155 acre feet or 12% of capacity. We currently have approximately 25 days of water to … Read more

Newsletter Fall 2015

WATER SUPPLY INFORMATION As we all know, it was an extremely hot and dry summer and one of the harshest droughts on record. In order to make the water supply last as long as possible, the District did not begin making water deliveries until May. At that time the District anticipated shutting the irrigation water … Read more

Newsletter Spring 2015

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE DROUGHT As of May 1, 2015 the individual reservoir capacities were as follows: Howard Prairie: 25,239 acre feet or 41% Hyatt Lake: 6,967 acre feet or 43% Emigrant Lake: 33,931 acre feet or 87% Overall we are at about 57% of pooled capacity which is roughly 69% of normal for this … Read more

Newsletter Fall 2014

WATER SUPPLY INFORMATION As we all know, it was an extremely hot and dry summer. In order to make the water supply last as long as possible, the District did not begin making water deliveries until May. At that time the District anticipated shutting the irrigation water off around September 15th. Fortunately we were able … Read more

Newsletter Spring 2014

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE DROUGHT As of May 20, 2014 individual reservoir capacities were as follows: Howard Prairie: 33,100 acre feet or 55% Hyatt Lake: 7,150 acre feet or 44% Emigrant Lake: 29,270 acre feet or 75% Overall we are at about 60% of pooled capacity which is roughly 75% of normal for this time … Read more

Newsletter Fall 2013

WATER SUPPLY INFORMATION The District ended the 2013 Irrigation Season on Friday, October 4th with the water being shut off to all canals. As everyone knows, this was an extremely hot and dry summer. The District started water deliveries and drawdowns on the reservoirs a month earlier than we had started for the last several … Read more

Newsletter Spring 2013

Water Supply Information & Ditch Rider Assignments The District is entering this irrigation season with an adequate water supply. The reservoirs reached the maximum pooled capacity on April 30th. The individual reservoir capacities at that time were as follows: Howard Prairie 51,850 acre feet or 86% Hyatt Lake 15,560 acre feet or 96% Emigrant Lake … Read more

Newsletter Fall 2012

2012-2013 BUDGET APPROVED WITH NO FEE INCREASES The Budget Committee consisting of the three Board Members, Bob Morris, Richard Fujas and Bob Nelson and District patrons Lowell Fowler, Dave Westerberg and Fred Clark met in two public meetings, on August 14th and 28th. It was thought at the conclusion of these meetings that the District … Read more

Newsletter Spring 2012

Irrigation Districts Continue Efforts in Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation Process On Monday, April 2, 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) released its Biological Opinion pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species on the effects of the Bureau of Reclamation’s future operation and maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project which includes the … Read more