A large leak in the bottom of Blue Lakes in the Snake River Canyon is scheduled to be plugged starting in March.  The leak, that’s letting about 600 gallons of water per minute escape the lake, was discovered last year after city workers noticed the lake level dropping. 

After an investigation found that the lake and the leak are both draining to the same place, engineers said the leak could be repaired without harming other users water rights.  Blue Lakes is one source of water for the city of Twin Falls and the Times News reports that a contract between Blue Lakes Country Club and the city guarantees that the lake level will not go below a certain point.  The leak repair is scheduled to begin the first part of March with completion scheduled for no later than the end of the summer.