It’s only July 22, but Lucky Peak Reservoir is already seeing the effects of a dry and hot season.
The Bureau of Reclamation has started dropping water levels in the reservoir, and is diverting the water for irrigation. Farmers in the Boise River watershed usually get water from the system around Labor Day. But with supplies at about 50 percent of normal, this year the diversion is happening five weeks earlier.
So what does this mean for recreation at Lucky Peak the rest of this summer?