Water officials give outlook on reservoir and snow-pack levels

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) An Idaho Department of Water Resources committee is projecting a good summer for irrigators.

The Idaho Water Supply Committee met last week. It consists of officials from the Bureau of Reclamation, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Weather Service.

The NRCS reported that snow-pack for the Upper Snake region is 133 percent of normal. They are expecting more snow as well. Largely because of that the Bureau of Reclamation is expecting a full allotment of water for farmers and irrigators throughout the upper Snake River system.

Flows out of the Milner Dam were peaking as of last week and the Bureau expects that to continue through April and May.

The NRCS is predicting the 12th lowest runoff on Salmon Falls Creek since 1951. Salmon Falls Reservoir storage is at 55 percent right now.

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