By HOLLY DILLEMUTH H&N Staff Reporter, Herald & News
Klamath Irrigation District officials opened the A canal headgates at 100 cfs Thursday afternoon, releasing water to charge the canal for the irrigation season.
A total of 10,500 acre feet is being borrowed by irrigation districts from PacifiCorp’s reservoirs to charge canals, and will be paid back by October, according to Laura Williams, Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) spokesperson for the Klamath Basin Area Office.
Also, PacifiCorp started reducing the flow from Link River Dam from 1,600 cfs on Thursday, according to Bob Gravely, spokesperson for PacifiCorp. Gravely estimated flows from the Link River Dam will drop to 800 cfs on Friday and to 400 cfs on Monday. This is in response to a request from BOR’s Klamath Basin Area Office Manager Jeff Nettleton.