Turn-in Update

posted Apr 3, 2015, 9:46 AM by Steve Howser   [ updated Apr 4, 2015, 5:44 PM ]
10:13 AM Friday, April 3, 2015

I just took this photo looking downstream (roughly West) at the head of D Lateral (downstream of Springfield-Taber Rd.). We're pushing the water as fast as we can safely accomplish.Our usual start-up time would have the water here at the head of D lateral between 72 and 80 hours after turning it in from the river. It's here in 50 hours, so we're right on schedule for delivery by April 10th. We should be putting water down the Highline and Lowline tonight.

This morning we are diverting 500 cfs. By Sunday we'll be up to 700 cfs and we'll start checking up the Main Canal. I know it seems unfair, but I'll have to start delivering to lands on the upper end of the system first. At the speed we have the water moving if I waited until the water got to,the end of the system before I started delivering upstream we would have way too much water already on its way to the end. So please bear with us, we understand the urgency and we're working around the clock to get you water as soon as we possibly can.


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Steve Howser,
Apr 3, 2015, 9:46 AM
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