UPDATE: Twin Falls Canal Company Expecting Water Cutbacks in August
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-The Twin Falls Canal Company has set a date when water delivery cutbacks will take place. Twin Falls Canal Company Manager Jay Barlogi said in a brief statement that given the current drought conditions, in order to continue water deliveries to the end of the season, the amount of water allowed to irrigators will be reduced on August 1 (Monday) from from five eighths of a miner’s inch per share to half of a miner’s inch per share. "Company Officials believe that it is prudent to let Water Users know that the reduction in delivery is imminent and necessary to extend the water supply through to the end of the season," wrote Barlogi in an email to KLIX News Radio. He said the natural water flow below Blackfoot on the Snake River, which makes up 80 percent of the Twin Falls Canal Company water, is at historic lows.