The water start date has tentatively been set for April 15th. This will depend on the weather and Tumalo Creek flow levels. Expect low and intermittent flows prior to May 1st. Please call the office at (541) 382-3053 in advance to be put on the list if you want water! We do not automatically open everyone’s gates and valves.
If you do not already know where our water supply comes from, you can read a brief overview here.
To view Crescent Lake's level, click here. This data is updated daily and shows current data about the Deschutes River Basin Storage and Discharge.
To view Tumalo Creek's daily flow, click here.
The OSU Extension Service included an article in their most recent newsletter on page 4 about Drought Year Management. If you are interested in reading this article you can view the newsletter here.
The Oregon Water Resources Department maintains a drought website that provides the status of current water conditions and state drought declarations, as well as information on what you can do to use water wisely. Visit their drought page here.
View Current Hydromet readings for the Deschutes Basin here.