Wickiup Reservoir falls to lowest level in 50 years

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Water levels are so low at Wickiup Reservoir that some farms in Culver and Madras may run out of water for their crops.

Roff Farms, for example, still needs about three weeks worth of water for its fields.

The Wickiup Reservoir is very low, according to Deschutes Basin Watermaster Jeremy Giffin.

“The current storage is about 5,000 acre feet, which puts it about 2 percent of capacity. We haven’t seen this level in Wickiup reservoir in about 50 years,” Giffin said Tuesday.