We turned on our first flows from Crescent Lake Storage water on Tuesday. On Saturday, the water will reach the Bend diversion at 1st street rapids and we will divert it into the District pipelines. Assuming the weather gets hot and the demand rises rapidly over the weekend, there will be some tail end fluctuations on the open canals as the Tumalo Creek water dries up and is replaced with the storage water from Crescent Lake. Those on the pipelines should not see any change in flow except maybe on Johnson Road where we are working through some bugs on one of the new pipeline’s deliveries.
June 9, 2020
As you know we parcel out and deliver water as we receive it from melting snowpack. It is extremely difficult to provide accurate predictions, but we have observed that this recent cold weather has slowed down the snow melt and the supply is getting tight. We are not too concerned at this time as people are not irrigating as heavily with this cold weather.
What we want to remind everybody of is that when it gets warm again, the snow melt will follow about 4 days later than the warm weather. Please be patient with the front office and ditch riders, they will be working hard to get the water to you as soon as they can.