Greybull Valley Irrigation District

989 Hwy. 20 West, P.O. Box 44
Emblem, WY 82422

307-762-3555 Office
307-762-3620 Fax

e-mail:
gvid@tctwest.net

***2014 RESERVOIR STORAGE UPDATE***

Well it’s done!  As of July 5th all three of GVID’s reservoirs are 100% full.  GVID staff, with the cooperation of State Engineer’s staff, has done an excellent job this year managing our most important resource.  All this, while meeting all irrigation demands and minimizing water leaving the State.

As previously stated, if water users can efficiently manage their water storage orders the rest of this irrigation season, draw-down will be minimized and by the end of September reservoirs should be more than half full.  This will be the best insurance policy toward a sufficient supply of water for the 2015 irrigation season.

As a comparison, during the 2013 irrigation season GVID was only able to store 58,000 acre feet of water.  This is 41% of GVID’s 142,600 acre feet total storage capacity.  Water orders started in early spring and never really stopped.  Total orders amounted to only 44,000 acre feet; minimal use to say the least.

The Board and staff of GVID continue to encourage all water users to use “best management practices” when ordering storage water in and out while overseeing all their resources to produce the highest quality crops possible.

 

 

 

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Property Ownership Changes

When buying/selling property, please notify GVID at (307) 762-3555 or email gvid@tctwest.net and send a copy of the final deed upon completion of sale to GVID P.O. Box 44 Emblem, WY 82422. This will help us to keep accurate records for your information. Thank you!

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Current Reservoir Capacity Levels

Upper Sunshine Reservoir

Current Storage, October 29, 2014  – 47,765 acre feet,  89% of capacity

Last Year, October 8, 2013 – 12,094  acre feet –23% of capacity

Lower Sunshine Reservoir

Current Storage, October 29, 2014  – 48,229 acre feet, 86% of capacity

Last Year, October 8, 2013 – 6,638 feet – 12% of capacity

Roach Gulch Reservoir

Current Storage, October 29, 2014    19,982 acre feet, 61% of capacity

Last Year, October 8, 2013 – 6,785 acre feet -18% of capacity

 

Total Water Stored

Current Storage, October 29, 2014  – 115,972 acre feet

Last Year, October 8, 2013 – 25,517   acre feet 

 

River Leveling

Daily Flows Starting 1/1/2014

 Daily Water Orders

 

 

Hydro Power Information

 

Hydro-Power Questions & Answers

 

 


For current Snotel information: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Wyoming/wyoming.html

For the information on the Study the State is using to do the shrink:  http://library.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrp/94-05/ch-05.html

 

 

Any questions or comments are welcomed.
e-mail: gvid@tctwest.net