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TF City Council Sets Hearing On Utility Rates

A public hearing was set by the Twin Falls City Council yesterday to allow city residents a chance to give their opinions on a possible increase in city utility rates. 

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Good News: New Water Line Installed Southeast of Twin Falls

A huge new water line is being installed southeast of Twin Falls, bringing hopes of attracting more large-scale manufacturers.

The $2.1 Million dollar project is being paid for by the Urban Renewal Agency and is being constructed south of Kimberly Road between 3300 East and Hankins Road. When completed the pipe will run 1.6 miles and be capable of delivering up to 4,000 gallons of water per minute. The new pipe will also allow buildings of up to 100,000 square feet or more to be constructed.

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Blue Lakes Water Being Sucked Down Hole

The City of Twin Falls is conducting some tests to see where some of the water is going from Blue Lakes in the Snake River Canyon.  That’s the same place the city pumps water used by city residents for their homes and lawns.  One of the holes is sucking down about 300 gallons of water per second.  The city could like to plug the holes but those holes could be feeding water to other water users.  The Times News reports that city crews are dumping a red dye into the Blue Lakes to try to follow the water to see where it comes out. 

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Aquifer Recharge Running Behind

The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer that supplies underground water to a large portion of southern Idaho continues to be depleted but measures being taken to reverse the trend seem to be few and far between. 

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Twin Falls Water Conservation Program Too Successful?

It’s an age-old problem…tell people to conserve, then try to figure out how to make up the shortfall when they do. 

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Rising Rivers Raise Flood Concerns

Some 150,000 sandbags have been shipped across Idaho as states across the Northern Plains and Rockies grapple with rising waters. So far, only agricultural areas in Idaho have been swamped by high water.

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Good Water Year Allows Aquifer Recharge

The plentiful snowpack throughout southern Idaho this year will pay an extra dividend…extra water for the aquifer recharge effort.  State officials say the plentiful water supply this year will allow canal companies to use some of that extra water in their efforts to recharge the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer. 

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Twin Falls Residents Asked To Conserve Water

The recent moisture should help Twin Falls residents get through the next few weeks without having to water their lawns.  The city of Twin Falls is asking residents to curtail water usage for lawns and gardens for the next two to four weeks.

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Idaho Snow Pack Level Good!

State and federal hydrologists say twice the normal precipitation in March has created near record levels of snowpack in some Idaho mountain ranges.  The Idaho Water Supply Committee said Monday an increase in March snowfall between 15 percent and 40 percent should mean plenty of water statewide for the summer growing season

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Idaho Water Supply Keeps Getting Better

As of midday Monday, Sun Valley Resort received 25 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.  And while it was snowing in the mountains, much of the valleys received rain. Water supply specialist Ron Abramovich says so much rain and snow have fallen across the state this month, we've already received our March allotment of precipitation. 

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