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Canal Co. Cuts Water Delivery
(KLIX)-The Twin Falls Canal Company started cutting back on the amount of water it delivers to users. Poor spring runoff and a low snow pack has made for a dry spring, coupled with hardly any rain. The canal company began the year with good storage but the company made the decision to hold back some…
City Will Buy Back Up Power Plant
(KLIX)-June 4 2012 may be a day many in Twin Falls will not forget, especially city officials. That’s the day the power went out to the Blue Lakes Pumps that supply 80 percent of water to the city. A wind storm disabled lines to the 4 pumps for more than ten hours...
Flows Over Falls Up
(KLIX)- If you’ve been down to the Snake River in the last week or so you may have noticed flows are up. Mike Bues with the Bureau of Reclamation says flows peaked a little early this year. In April they had a significant reversal from near average to the low side...
Accident on Snake River
TWIN FALLS -- The Twin Falls County Sheriff's department tells KTVB that five people were involved in a boat accident just before 9:00 p.m. on the Snake River, just east of Dierkes Lake. Everyone was able to get out of the river. They were in an area where emergency crews were having a hard tim…
St. Luke’s Had Back Up Water System
(KLIX)- St. Luke’s Magic Valley took action after Tuesday’s emergency order from the city. Officials said if the city had asked them to they could have switched to a backup water source for the medical center. They told employees to conserve water by using hand saniti…
Water Pumps Back on-Emergency Order Still in Effect
(KLIX) -Power has been restored to Twin Falls water pumps. At around noon city officials lifted the emergency order. Slowly major industrial water users are being allowed to restart production. Other businesses and restaurants are allowed to use water, however they are asked to still use it conserva…
BREAKING – Hansen Residents Asked To Boil Drinking Water
Water pressure in the town of Hansen dropped yesterday to a level that is considered below acceptable standards.  The pressure dropped following a power outage.  As a result city officials are asking all residents on the city water system in Hansen to boil their drinking water...
Fire/Water Damage Salt Lake City LDS Conference Center
(AP)  Parts of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City have been damaged after a small fire triggered a deluge from a sprinkler system. Salt Lake City Fire Department officials say the sprinklers had already doused the flames when crews responded about 8:15 p.m. Monday. But the system had d…
Idaho Water Outlook A Mixed Bag
(AP) - Idaho climate experts say some record-setting weather in March has put the state's rivers and aquifers in great shape heading into summer. National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Breidenbach said Thursday March storms saturated central and northern Idaho. But they largely avoided much…
Idaho Fire Season Predicted To Be Normal
(AP)  Idaho expects a normal fire season - for now -- as much of the west braces for an active and dangerous season. The state's mountain ranges have normal snowpack, reservoirs are dumping water for snowmelt and early spring has brought more rain and snow, even in the desert-like south.
Watch For Water In Magic Valley Canals Soon
Farmers in the Magic Valley should see water starting to fill up the canal system next week. The Times News reports canal companies in the area are now busy preparing the systems for the water deliveries.  Shareholders of the Twin Falls Canal Company should start getting delivery about the midd…
Blue Lakes Leak Scheduled For Repair
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.
State Considers Taking Over Water Pollution Permitting
Currently Idaho is one of four states that doesn’t run the program that regulates water polluters under the Clean Water Act. All point sources of pollution, from city sewer systems to industries, dairies and storm water systems must get a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Syst…
Another Water Line Breaks in Twin Falls
This is the third water line break the area has experienced this winter. In December a pipe broke under the street near Glambia foods on South Washington. Earlier this month workers discovered a break in rock creek, which had been flowing for several days...
Twin Falls Crews Fix Another Broken Water Main
For the second time this winter Twin Falls city crews responded to a water main break.  However, the one this week didn’t damage a newly rebuilt major arterial road.  City officials say this water line break was discovered Wednesday morning in Rock Creek near the stock yard…
Water Prognosticators Keep An Eye To The Sky
Idaho’s water prognosticators are trying to be optimistic even though the snowpack in Idaho is way below last year.  Water supply specialist Ron Abramovich says snowpack around the state is down considerably from last year and is considerably below average.
Lack Of Idaho Snow Not Yet A Big Concern
The Idaho Water Supply Committee met yesterday to talk about the lack of snow in southern Idaho.  By last year at this time the Magic Valley had already experienced quite a bit of snow and drifted roads.  But water experts say they aren’t all that concerned yet.
Twin Falls City Fees Going Up
Several city residents opposed the proposed increase in the Twin Falls city water, sewer and sanitation fees at last night’s city council meeting.  But in the end, the council decided an increase was necessary.

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