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The public should expect much lower then normal water levels in the Crooked River

This past Wednesday, the water releases from Prineville Reservoir were decreased from a flow rate of approximately 180 cubic feet per second down to a flow rate of approximately 10 cfs as downstream irrigation demands decrease. The public should expect much lower-than-normal water levels in the Crooked River following the decrease, which could potentially impact recreational activities. Multiple years of drought conditions is the major contributing factor.

Prineville Reservoir is currently 12% full and is at the lowest level on record. Following the decrease in releases, the water level in the reservoir will stabilize at a level of around 11% full.


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