Report: No water shortages expected across Idaho

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Anderson Ranch is currently storing nearly 377,000 acre feet of water, or roughly 132 percent above last year's storage figures.

Idaho's water supply remains above average across the state with one basin seeing nearly double the amount of rain and snow for this time of year with others seeing their highest snowpack in two decades, according to a report released earlier this month by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

"There are no expected water supply shortages expected across 99 percent of the state," said Shawn Nield, snow survey program manager with the state conservation agency. "The greatest concern, especially in southern Idaho, is too much snow and how to safely release the excess water."

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