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Water Flows In Snake River Dropping

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Idaho Power officials are saying that they will be reducing the flow below Milner Dam by more than half starting this Monday.
That means, that the water flowing between Milner Dam, near Burley started the day at 3,700 cubic feet per second. They have been at that level for the past few weeks due in large part to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s release of water from the Upper Snake to help young salmon and steelhead in their migration to the Pacific Ocean.
Flows will drop throughout the day, to about 1,550 cfs at 11 p.m. The water level will remain at or near that level as Idaho Power begins releasing water it has stored at American Falls Reservoir. After July 20, flows are expected to ramp down to 0 cfs at Milner as all water upstream will be diverted for agriculture and other uses.


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