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Warmer spring causing drought at Shoshone Falls

Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 21:26:40-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Twin Falls and the surrounding area may see temperatures in the high 70's, close to the breaking all time records. The warmer temperatures and lack of rain and snow pack are causing drought around southern Idaho, with one of its landmarks suffering from low water levels

Shoshone falls is currently below its normal capacity and with summer coming soon, water levels could continue to fall.

Many local residents are the warm weather but also see the concern of warmer spring weather.

"I am liking the weather being warm, but it is unfortunate that it is getting warmer sooner and we don't have the snow pack like we use to" said Jeff Shultz, a local resident of Twin Falls.

Related: Idaho Water Supply Committee: Record-dry January, drought outlook 'grim'

Low Water levels

Related: Idaho farmers battle the ongoing drought

According to TFID.org, Shoshone falls normally see 10,000-12,000 cubic feet of water per second on an average year.