9/8/20 – 3:00 pm – UPDATE: Reclamation has repaired the pumps but there are down power lines by the canal that diverts water from McNary Dam to the Bureau pump station. UEC has been working non-stop since the fire trying to get their systems operational. We are hoping to get water turned into the canal tomorrow.
9/8/20 – 11:00 am – UPDATE: Reclamation has reported electrical problems at the pumps. They are bringing in an electrician. In the meantime, we have weed piles and some debris in the canal and have started removal. We will reassess at 2:00 pm.
9/8/20 – 8:30 am: The canal went down last night about 5:00 pm due to a power outage at the Bureau pump station. The outage is due to the fire last night. At this time, we do not have a forecast when the pumps will be back on line.
In the meantime, WEID crews are clearing weeds, debris, and a shed from our canal.
Both items must be complete before we can get water back in the canal. Watch this website for updates.