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Water, the lifeline

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 25th, 2014


This pictures was taken at Meeks Cabin following its spill this year. The water line is half way up the surrounding trees on the west bank looking south from the dam. PIONEER PHOTO/Jerilyn Case


By VIRGINIA GIORGIS

Pioneer Editor



MOUNTAIN VIEW — The latest water report from the Bridger Valley Conservancy district was on June 18 and shows a decrease in both water going into and water coming from the reservoirs in the Uintas.

This report was made prior to the rain and wet snow Tuesday which left puddles of water all over the place. Rain gauges south of Fort Bridger measured over a half-inch of moisture from Tuesday’s storm,June 17.

Meeks Cabin irrigation storage was about 95 percent with 365 cubic second feet going in, which was about 10 csf less than on June 17.

The amount being released is about 412 cfs and the water was being regulated to the 1902 priority.

The Lyman Canal, fed by Meeks Cabin and the Blacks Fork is still running almost to overflowing at press time. The water flowing down the main channel of the Blacks Fork was extremely shallow.

As for State Line, the inflow was about 110 cfs, which was about 10 cfs less than the day before. Irrigation storage was about 97 cfs and the water was being regulated to the 1912 priority date.

And as reported by AP, strong spring runoff from heavy mountain snow is filling up reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Colorado River drainage in western Wyoming.

Rangelands in western Wyoming are unusually dry, but the Green River is flowing high and fast.



For the complete article see the 06-20-2014 issue.

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