246 E 100 S
Burley, ID 83318
Our canal system encompasses nearly 48,000 acres. Beginning at our diversion gates on Minidoka Dam, water is flows approximately 13 miles via the Main Southside Canal to the 1st Lift Station in Declo, ID. The water is lifted 30 feet in elevation to form both the G Canal and the feeder canal for the 2nd Lift Station. At the 2nd Lift, the water is lifted 30 more feet in elevation to form both the H Canal and the feeder canal for the 3rd Lift Station. At 3rd Lift, the water is lifted the final 30 feet in elevation to form the J Canal. The Main Southside Canal as well as the G, H, and J canals are depicted on the main system map below in bold red. In total, the canal system is nearly 400 miles in length.
The Upper Snake River Basin continues to hold steady at 116% Snow Water Equivalent (SNE) and year-to-date precipitation at 104% of average. Additionally, the USBR Reservoir Teacup Diagram shows the system is filled to 77% of capacity. What this means is that the reservoir system is over 3/4 filled to capacity with a lot of wet snow in the mountains waiting to melt. From the storage standpoint, we're in good shape heading into the irrigation season. We are targeting the 2nd week of April to have water available for irrigation. We may go a little earlier or later depending on weather conditions. Click the images below for the most up-to-date water forecasts and reports.