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Turnabout: Enough water for all
June 28, 2005 by DYLAN DARLING
A wet spring has washed away
concern about tight water supplies this growing
About halfway through the
growing season, the Klamath Reclamation Project's
main source of water, Upper Klamath Lake, is almost
full to the brim. Measured from sea level, the lake
level was at 4,142.8 feet. Full is 4,143.3 feet
above sea level.
The Project's irrigation season typically runs from early April to mid-October. The wet spring not only added to the Project's supply, but also delayed demand from irrigators.
"It pretty much ended
irrigation for a month," said Dave Solem, manager of
the Klamath Irrigation District.
And, it looks like that is what is in store. Highs from Wednesday on this week should be above 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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