Domestic Water Main Break
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:30 PM  **UPDATED **

Domestic water service has been restored throughout the Lewiston Orchards. Anyone still experiencing lower than normal water pressure should contact the LOID office at 746-8235. Today’s disturbance in the water lines may cause some discoloring in the domestic water.

Customers who are experiencing discolored water are asked to run cold water preferably at the lowest point in your house, in the tub or the kitchen sink for 5-10 minutes. If the water does not clear, please wait between 30-60 minutes and repeat flushing your lines.
Customers can call the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District at 746-8235 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm or check www.loid.net for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Main break UPDATE 5.16..2017 3.30 pm


Reclamation – Managing Water in the West

Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the proposed Lewiston Orchards Water Exchange and Title Transfer Project. This EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that could result from the implementation of the water exchange and title transfer alternatives.

Early settlers to the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers made their living by dryland farming, mining, and lumbering. Many of the settlers found the climate at the lower elevation provided for comfortable living with a good growing season for crops and orchards. In 1906, the Lewiston Land and Water Company of Portland, Oregon initiated irrigation in the area with the construction of the Sweetwater Creek Canal and Reservoir A Dam to deliver irrigation and domestic water to the dry bench above Lewiston, Idaho. To accomplish this, the company condemned Indian trust allotments on the Nez Perce Reservation owned by the U.S. in trust for individual Indians in a state court proceeding in Lewiston. The company failed to notify or include the U.S. as a party and its condemnation of U.S. trust allotments, then used for reservoirs and canals, occurred without lawful jurisdiction and remains of disputed validity to this day.




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