Monday night’s storm blew down trees and power lines, knocking out electricity around southern Idaho. What was inconvenient for some, turned critical for Twin Falls. The city lost power to the four pumps that supply most of the area’s water and overnight, Twin Falls declared a state of emergency.
Monday afternoon, the power came back on, and the pumps are now working. Josh Palmer is a public information officer for Twin Falls. He says those pumps pull water from the Blue Lakes Reservoir and that water is low.
Palmer says the city will keep an eye on water levels as industrial users come back on line, and water use picks up when people get home from work. If the reservoir starts to decline again to a critical level, the city warns there could be more restrictions.
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