Flows released into Crab Creek for scheduled inspection at Pinto Dam

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, aross@usbr.gov

For Release: December 10, 2018

Aerial view of Pinto Dam.
Aerial view of Pinto Dam.
EPHRATA, Wash. – The Bureau of Reclamation will begin releasing flows up to 100 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Pinto Dam into Crab Creek, beginning the week of December 10, 2018, to perform a regularly planned inspection on the Pinto Dam headworks. Releases are not expected to last more than 30 days. This action is not part of the Potholes Supplemental Feed Route activities, but water will travel the same flow path. Surface flow from the release is expected to be limited to the first four miles of Crab Creek below Brook Lake.

Pinto Dam, an off-stream storage facility, is located north of Highway 28 in the eastern portion of Grant County. It impounds Billy Clapp Lake and provides irrigation water for the Columbia Basin Project.

For more information, please contact Harry Stone, civil engineer, at hstone@usbr.gov or at (509) 754-0251.

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