July 31, 2013
Stella and Anthony Fixico watch the water pour into the City Resevior from the canal yesterday afternoon. Fish could be seen pooling near the entry point, and the filling reservoir can be seen in the background. As the reservoir continues to fill with water from Lake Lugert-Altus, the Irrigation district must decide the amount of water to be received and the rate of delivery. Due to the top one-third of the reservoir seeping, water can be lost, so there is a draw back to filling it up completely. This initial release is dedicated entirely to the City, and there are no plans to deliver water to the irrigation fields this summer.