April 19, 2022 – In general, to keep the pump stations up and running without risk of damaging the system due to high pressures, it takes at least 20% water use. Due to the rains and freezing weather, we have been having difficulties achieving that minimum use on the pump stations.

IRRIGON: Crews were at the IPS River Station yesterday trying to get water started. They were not able to get the pumps up and running because there was not enough use on the system. With the rains forecasted for tomorrow, they will come back at the end of the week and try again.

BOARDMAN: Crews will be in Boardman trying to start the pump stations today and tomorrow. If they are not able to keep them on, they will try again at the end of the week.

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