Southwest Idaho Water Levels Normal for 2016
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Irrigators in southwestern Idaho can look forward to normal water levels in 2016 as snowpack levels are well above normal and reservoirs are in good shape.
The Capital Press reports that Pioneer Irrigation District Manager Mark Zirschky says unless the situation changes dramatically his district should see a normal water supply.
Zirschky says the district had above-average snowpack and reservoirs are currently filling 1 or 2 percent a day. Reservoirs in the region ended with very little water, most didn't have any carry over leaving irrigators dependent on snowpack.
That gamble worked out because snowpack levels in the Boise River basin were at 115 percent of normal March 24. The Payette River basin was 112 percent of normal and the Weiser River basin was at 110 percent.