Cheney Free Press -

By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Temps heat up, water draws down

Increasingly hotter weather likely cause of rapid decline in Cheney reservoir levels

 


A recent rapid draw down in reservoir levels has led city of Cheney officials to impose watering restrictions on several large users as well as call for additional conservation measures from residents.

Public Works Director Todd Ableman said levels in the city’s five reservoirs were at 20.8 feet Friday morning, July 6, but there was no recovery overnight and during the day on Saturday.

“During demand time we can lose between one and two feet and recover during the day,” Ableman said in an email. “When we don’t recover, that’s when we start notifying (customers of) restrictions....



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