TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) According to the United States Drought Monitor, more than ten percent of Idaho is in moderate or severe drought and another 79 percent is abnormally dry.
After 56 days without rain, it has impacted our water reservoirs.
According to the University of Idaho our agriculture industry is quite concerned with state water supply levels.
The last few years have been somewhat dry and water supplies have gotten lower each year.
A water specialist in Boise discusses how it affects crop season.
“One of the meetings they were talking about in Palisades Reservoir in Eastern Idaho they probably used a record or a large amount of storage during August, just because the precipitation was so dry and crops are still calling for water,” said Ron Abromovich, Water Supply Specialist. “So now everybody's trying to figure out how to make it through the rest of September to finish off the crops that they've planted. So they're checking their balances to see how much water is left and see what's going to be needed.”
They also monitor snow fall, which can account for some precipitation once the snow melts.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says that the cooler temperatures are helping, but we could really use some rain.