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Missoula, MTMissoula, MTMay 28, 2013May 28, 2013
Larry A. SchockLarry A. SchockMissoula Regional OfficeMissoula Regional OfficeWater Resources DivisionWater Resources Divi...
East Fork of Rock Creek DamEast Fork of Rock Creek DamFred Burr DamFred Burr DamNevada Creek DamNevada Creek DamPainted Ro...
Total Capacity:Total Capacity: 16,040 Acre Feet (AF)16,040 Acre Feet (AF)Location:Location: 14 miles SW of Phillipsburg Mt...
Reservoir Surface Area:Reservoir Surface Area: 390 acres at full pool390 acres at full poolProvides supplemental irrigatio...
Currently at 71% of capacity with11,462 Acre-feet of storage
Currently at 71% capacity with11,462 Acre-Feet of storage71%
Operated By:Operated By: Fred Burr Water Users Assn.Fred Burr Water Users Assn.Total Capacity:Total Capacity: 516 AF516 AF...
Provides supplemental irrigation water for 860 acres.Provides supplemental irrigation water for 860 acres.Reservoir Surfac...
Operated By:Operated By: Nevada Creek Water UsersNevada Creek Water UsersAssn.Assn.Total Capacity: 11,207 AFTotal Capacity...
Provides full service irrigation for 1000 acres andProvides full service irrigation for 1000 acres andsupplemental irrigat...
Currently at 75% capacity with8368 Acre-Feet of storage
Operated By:Operated By: Painted Rocks Water Users AssnPainted Rocks Water Users AssnTotal Capacity:Total Capacity: 32,656...
Provides 10,000 AF of supplemental irrigation water forProvides 10,000 AF of supplemental irrigation water forover 25,000 ...
100% of capacity, spillingwith 32,656 Acre-feet ofstorage
The majority of SWP reservoirs started WaterThe majority of SWP reservoirs started WaterYear 2013 with average or below av...
Most of the SWP reservoirs are expected to fill.Most of the SWP reservoirs are expected to fill.East Fork of Rock Creek, M...
Montana Reservoir Water Outlook 2013
Montana Reservoir Water Outlook 2013
Montana Reservoir Water Outlook 2013
Montana Reservoir Water Outlook 2013
Montana Reservoir Water Outlook 2013
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  1. 1. Missoula, MTMissoula, MTMay 28, 2013May 28, 2013
  2. 2. Larry A. SchockLarry A. SchockMissoula Regional OfficeMissoula Regional OfficeWater Resources DivisionWater Resources Division
  3. 3. East Fork of Rock Creek DamEast Fork of Rock Creek DamFred Burr DamFred Burr DamNevada Creek DamNevada Creek DamPainted Rocks DamPainted Rocks Dam
  4. 4. Total Capacity:Total Capacity: 16,040 Acre Feet (AF)16,040 Acre Feet (AF)Location:Location: 14 miles SW of Phillipsburg Mt.14 miles SW of Phillipsburg Mt.Operated By:Operated By: Flint Creek Water Users Assn.Flint Creek Water Users Assn.
  5. 5. Reservoir Surface Area:Reservoir Surface Area: 390 acres at full pool390 acres at full poolProvides supplemental irrigation water to 25,000Provides supplemental irrigation water to 25,000acres in the Flint Creek Valley.acres in the Flint Creek Valley.
  6. 6. Currently at 71% of capacity with11,462 Acre-feet of storage
  7. 7. Currently at 71% capacity with11,462 Acre-Feet of storage71%
  8. 8. Operated By:Operated By: Fred Burr Water Users Assn.Fred Burr Water Users Assn.Total Capacity:Total Capacity: 516 AF516 AFLocation:Location: 10 miles NW of Hamilton Mt.10 miles NW of Hamilton Mt.
  9. 9. Provides supplemental irrigation water for 860 acres.Provides supplemental irrigation water for 860 acres.Reservoir Surface Area:Reservoir Surface Area: 28 acres at full pool28 acres at full pool
  10. 10. Operated By:Operated By: Nevada Creek Water UsersNevada Creek Water UsersAssn.Assn.Total Capacity: 11,207 AFTotal Capacity: 11,207 AFLocation:Location: 12 miles SE of Helmville, Mt.12 miles SE of Helmville, Mt.
  11. 11. Provides full service irrigation for 1000 acres andProvides full service irrigation for 1000 acres andsupplemental irrigation for 10,000 acres nearsupplemental irrigation for 10,000 acres nearHelmville and Ovando Mt.Helmville and Ovando Mt.Reservoir Surface Area:Reservoir Surface Area: 368 acres at full pool368 acres at full pool
  12. 12. Currently at 75% capacity with8368 Acre-Feet of storage
  13. 13. Operated By:Operated By: Painted Rocks Water Users AssnPainted Rocks Water Users AssnTotal Capacity:Total Capacity: 32,656 AF32,656 AFLocation:Location: 30 miles SW of Darby Mt.30 miles SW of Darby Mt.
  14. 14. Provides 10,000 AF of supplemental irrigation water forProvides 10,000 AF of supplemental irrigation water forover 25,000 acres in the Bitterroot Valley and 15,000 AFover 25,000 acres in the Bitterroot Valley and 15,000 AFof water for instream flows in the Bitterroot River forof water for instream flows in the Bitterroot River forfisheries habitat enhancement.fisheries habitat enhancement.Reservoir Surface Area:Reservoir Surface Area: 655 acres at full pool655 acres at full pool
  15. 15. 100% of capacity, spillingwith 32,656 Acre-feet ofstorage
  16. 16. The majority of SWP reservoirs started WaterThe majority of SWP reservoirs started WaterYear 2013 with average or below averageYear 2013 with average or below averagereservoir contents.reservoir contents.State Water Project (SWP) reservoir contentsState Water Project (SWP) reservoir contentsbased on storage reported at end of May.based on storage reported at end of May.Due to the hot dry weather at the end of lastDue to the hot dry weather at the end of lastsummer most SWP reservoirs had lower thansummer most SWP reservoirs had lower thannormal winter carryover storage.normal winter carryover storage.
  17. 17. Most of the SWP reservoirs are expected to fill.Most of the SWP reservoirs are expected to fill.East Fork of Rock Creek, Martinsdale andEast Fork of Rock Creek, Martinsdale andYellowwater may not fill.Yellowwater may not fill.Currently 14 of 18 SWP reservoirs have lowerCurrently 14 of 18 SWP reservoirs have lowerstorage levels than this time last year.storage levels than this time last year.Late spring rains and a cooler weather haveLate spring rains and a cooler weather haveslowed snow melt in most areas, increased theslowed snow melt in most areas, increased thesoil moisture content, and slightly increased thesoil moisture content, and slightly increased thewater supply outlook.water supply outlook.
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