Potholes Reservoir Water Releases Halted

Media Contact: Dave Walsh, , dwalsh@usbr.gov

For Release: April 06, 2017

OTHELLO, Washington – The Bureau of Reclamation terminated flood control releases of approximately 100 cubic feet per second from Potholes Reservoir via the O’Sullivan Dam spillway into Lower Crab Creek April 4.

With current diversions through the Potholes East Canal, Potholes Reservoir now has sufficient capacity to accommodate both natural inflows from the upper Crab Creek watershed as well as irrigation return flows.

If you have any questions please contact Toni E. Turner, program manager, Irrigation Operations and Technical Services in the Ephrata Field Office at tturner@usbr.gov or at (509) 754-0244.

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