Report: Idaho's water supply outlook off to good start

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Anderson Ranch Reservoir was storing nearly 232,000 acre-feet of water, according to a report released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Lakes, streams and reservoirs across southern Idaho remain in good shape at the start of the new year with some areas already above their average levels, according to a report released this month by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Precipitation since the start of the water year last October varies across the state with the majority of the watershed basins at 95 to 175 percent of normal.

"January 15th marks winter's halfway point, which is when Mother Nature usually deposits half of the winter's snowfall in our mountains," said Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist with the Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service. "So far, Idaho snowpacks are off to a great start this year thanks to El Nino."

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