Low Reservoirs Worry Next Year’s Water Users

Outlet: Magic Valley

October 7, 2013

TWIN FALLS • If Idaho’s upcoming winter season fails to provide a strong snowpack, water users could face crippling water shortages next year. The Upper Snake River Valley, from Jackson, Wyo. to Twin Falls, is nearly hitting the bottom of its eight-reservoir system. While reservoirs are always low in October, water users are noticing an alarmingly large absence of carryover water. Water users made up of farmers, anglers and recreationist must now wait and see, being completely dependent on what Mother Nature decides to dump on the mountains in the next few months.