Upper Snake River reservoirs need big winter to fill

Eastern Idaho needs snow this winter, and lots of it.  Precipitation at least 110-115% of normal is needed to fill reservoirs along the Upper Snake River by June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  

The amount of water stored in the nine-reservoir system is around 33% of normal, Brian Stevens, area water operations manager for Reclamation, said at an Oct. 12 meeting hosted by the state Department of Water Resources.