This Week at OwyheeStar
Owyheestar March 2015 Notes
The OwyheeStar Neighborhood
Spring brings varied weather, and new hope. In this end of the valley farmers are planting with the water-shortage in mind. All too many are going to be affected, because the Owyhee Reservoir is not going to fill. That is a huge understatement. It will not hit the halfway mark. In other Treasure Valley areas they depend on different water sources, but a goodly portion of the crops get water from this very large reservoir—the largest man-made reservoir in the State of Oregon.
Owyhee Irrigation District
Water Outlook Report 2015
Here we go once again, we are unable to break this dry cycle that seems to keep plaguing us. Current reservoir storage is 158,249 AF which is 43,678 AF more than last year at this time. We started the 2015 water year with autumn rains and snow from late December 2014, with our peak inflow of 7,000 cfs in late December and warmer temperatures through most of January.
Our snowpack was depleted early in February. Spring runoff was a couple months earlier than normal and time is running short for fill from the watershed. Spring storms would be very welcome prior to the start of the water season.
The Week on our blog….
We are once again thankful for the updates that make this possible!
Monday March 9 — Interpreting Expressions
Tuesday March 10 – Hensley
Wednesday March 11 — Koa Pie
Thursday March 12 — Princess Gracie
Friday March 13 — Ghost Tales
On a very personal note……
Thank you for your love and support. Keep the puppy updates coming. They brighten our day; and allow us to have something to share. We think it was an extraordinary week on the blog, and we hope you agree.