- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon irrigation district had to cancel plans to divert water for livestock amid concerns about low water levels in the Deschutes River.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1nCYWmf ) that the Arnold Irrigation District canceled the “stock run” planned for this week. Such runs are typically held for short periods during winter months.

A request for comment from district officials was not immediately returned Thursday.

The district wrote on its website that a make-up stock run could be held if the river level rises. The next scheduled stock run is between March 14 and 18.

Oregon Water Resources Department regional manager Kyle Gorman says officials are still trying to replenish Wickiup Reservoir after the last year’s irrigation season. Less water is being released from the reservoir into the river.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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