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jal_ut
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I picked another bucketful of tomatoes today and it looks like it will be worth covering them for the upcoming storm and cold weather. Still quite a few on the vines.

I got the taters dug. Found a few more squash, cucumbers and melons. Picked a few raspberries. The end of garden scrounging is always interesting. You never know what you will find. We ran out of irrigation water a month ago. I think the strawberries would still be producing if they had gotten watered.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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James,

How or what are your water rights? Does the reservoir reach a point and then everyone is cut off? Water meter?

Eric

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Good luck James, Heck I might even beat you to frost. We are looking at a possible light frost this weekend. 36 in St Louis we are normally 3-5+ less than them here.

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The irrigation water I have is storage water in the reservoir. The water collects through winter and early spring. Most from snow melt. It comes to me through a canal, then into a pipeline, so I have gravity feed pressure. No pump. When the water is gone, its gone. Some years we have water a little later in the fall, but this year it was gone too soon. We didn't have a good snow fall last winter. If we get a good snow fall, the snow melt continues well into the irrigation season since we have some really high mountains in the drainage system.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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The reservoir is yours exclusively?

Eric

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Oh heavens no. It is a shared project. Lots of acres are under irrigation from this reservoir. I am a minor shareholder. Here is a pic:

[img]https://donce.lofthouse.com/jamaica/porcupine_5.jpg[/img]

You asked about a water meter. No. We use the water as needed. There are guidelines on how we should operate our sprinkler lines. I have all the water I want until its gone.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-



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