Owyhee reservoir-This is the “Ring Gate” or “Glory Hole” at the Owyhee Reservoir just over the state line in southeastern Oregon. The Owyhee Irrigation District says water rushing through the gate is at record rate because of melting snowpack. The Owyhee Reservoir is located near the Oregon-Idaho state line just southwest of Parma. The reservoir is fed by the Black Canyon Creek.
According to the Owyhee Irrigation District information, the last time water drained from the Ring Gate was in 2011. Steve Ritter captured this image from the Farm Bureau Drone this morning.