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It is anticipated the reservoir will be drawn down near the bottom of active capacity this summer.

The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) says the public should expect lower than normal water levels in Prineville Reservoir and Crooked River this spring and summer.

Low water levels could potentially impact recreational activities, the agency reported, adding that multiple years of low snowpack and drought conditions are contributing factors.

The BOR went on to report that Prineville Reservoir is currently 28% full and is at the lowest level on record for this time of year. The reservoir is only expected to receive a minor amount of additional fill this spring due to the ongoing drought conditions. It is anticipated the reservoir will be drawn down near the bottom of active capacity this summer.


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