Irrigation District to Allow for .7 Acre Feet in Second Release


July 20, 2022

When spring started it was feared that the 1.3-acre feet allocated to local irrigators of Blaine County's five Irrigation districts would be all that local dry land farmers were likely to see. Good amounts of rainfall in June and July to date have allowed the Irrigation Districts to allocate another .7-acre feet of water to local farmers. Water began filling the ditches and canals on Friday, July 15 to the delight of many. In a letter from the Bureau of Reclamation to the Joint Board they were given a recommendation for additional water usage for a period of 28 days. The last day of the rec...

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