The month of September was a very busy month for the ditch riders as they delivered thirds to most of the shareholders. Some shareholders have started fourths as we are fortunate to have plenty of water for this time of year. The reservoir is currently above 90 ft. The month began much like summer with temperatures in the 90’s during the day for highs and the lowest recorded temperature was a night time recording of 35 degrees towards the end of the month. Additionally, the AG Met sensor in Penrose recorded almost 2 inches of precipitation for the month of September.
A delivery line on the west side was replaced thanks to the ditch riders. They worked on it as they could when it didn’t interfere with irrigations. Tom is gaining back his strength and has returned to work on a normal schedule. Charlie Avila on the East side is doing well learning the lines he is responsible for.
On September 21st, Beaver Park Water was awarded grant money which will allow us to replace the canal lining on the upper ditch. We owe a great debt of gratitude to our engineer, Steve Kastner as he wrote the grant application and was successful in getting the award on the first try. He is a great asset and can’t be thanked enough for all his hard work.
For those who are tracking the telemetry statistics on Brush Hollow, L St. and the Diversion, please be aware that the satellite monitoring system has had some problems this month and repeated the same information rather than recording new information. Our systems manager was here to make necessary adjustments this week, so hopefully it has been corrected.Everyone is looking forward to Penrose’s annual Apple Day Celebration to be held 10/7/17. This is a great tradition that has been celebrated for over 80 years.