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Old 04-23-2009   #1
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San Rafael Swell & Emery Water Cons. Dist.

So we have been robbed of the Black Boxes for years now and I just called the Emery Water Conservation District (EWCD) and spoke with Dianne to find out if there is anything that can be done. Short answer is their reservoirs need to fill first.

She said there are current releases now but they are for irrigation ditches and there will not be spill until the reservoirs are full. That spill will be less the CFS flowing out of reservoirs for irrigation. Dianne said they are predicting over-spill this year but they are not sure when or how much.

Basically these all have to read 100% before we see predictable water flows, less irrigation flows. Last year they were irrigating with about 900 CFS that should have been flowing through the swell.

Emery Water Conservancy District

...with baited breath and fingers crossed!


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Old 04-23-2009   #2
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does this affect Muddy Creek as well? hoping to time my trip for another shot at the Chute in mid May.

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Old 04-23-2009   #3
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are these the same folks that control the water through Straight Canyon on Cottonwood Creek? was looking at that and muddy creek last year and never had the chance except in the fall when it flash flooded up to a couple g's in a couple hours......
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Old 04-23-2009   #4
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baited breath??? You homo.
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Old 04-23-2009   #5
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It effects Joes valley

(Cottonwood Creek) but not Muddy creek.
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Old 04-24-2009   #6
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Muddy Creek is a tributary of the Dirty Devil, not the San Rafael. As far as I know, there are a few diversions, but no real dams on Muddy Ck.

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