Reservoirs Are Filling Up Fast


Reservoirs Rising

After weeks of reporting on flooding, river levels around eastern Idaho have finally fallen this week. Local News 8 reports that the Palisades reservoir is only at about 40 percent capacity. While that may seem low, it has risen quickly over the past two weeks, at about 1 percent a day. Palisades power plant supervisor Russell Anderson said over the last two weeks they have decreased the outflow from the reservoir by more than a third, which means the reservoir is now filling up. All other reservoirs around eastern Idaho are full or near full capacity, except for Jackson Lake, which sits at 57 percent.


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