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Because you asked.....Big Johnson Reservoir not so big right now?


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 12:58pm

Karin Hill

Big Johnson Reservoir

Several readers have asked why the water levels in Big Johnson Reservoir seem to have gone down significantly over the last couple of weeks. After sitting empty for a few years, locals were excited to see the reservoir fill back up earlier this year, and many have enjoyed walking the trails and bird watching.

We asked Gary Steen, manager of Fountain Mutual Irrigation Co. (FMIC), to explain what's happening. He said FMIC, which operates the reservoir, only diverted a portion of their water this past winter into the reservoir in an attempt to remove some of the silt material that has been de...

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