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Nelson Dikes Safety of Dams Modification Project
This web site provides information about planning efforts for the Nelson Dikes Safety of Dams Modification Project.
Nelson Reservoir, located 19 miles northeast of Malta, Mont, provides offstream storage for irrigation of Malta Division lands in the Saco and Hinsdale areas. A series of dikes, with a maximum structural height of 28 feet, crest length of 9,900 feet, and total volume of 233,000 cubic yards, provide for storage of 79,200 acre-feet of water. The reservoir does not have a spillway. Slide gates installed in the Nelson North Canal outlet works permit releases of water to Milk River for use in the Glasgow Division. Slide gates installed in the Nelson South Canal outlet works permit releases of water for irrigation of project lands.
A series of public meetings will be held to explain the project and receive comment.
- Glasgow – Cottonwood Inn & Suites, Nov. 12; 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Malta – City Hall, Nov. 13; 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Chinook – Chinook Motor Inn, Nov. 14; 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Written comments can be submitted at the public meetings, by email at email@example.com, or by mail at:
Montana Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 30137
Billings, MT 59107
For more information, please contact the Montana Area Office at 406-247-7300.
Reservoir Data Links
- Current Reservoir Data for Nelson Reservoir
- HydroMet System for Nelson Reservoir
- Reservoir Allocation for Nelson Reservoir
Last Updated: October 30, 2013