Released On: October 15, 2004
Who: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner John Keys Carol Bradford, Medford Irrigation District Manager
What: Commissioner Keys will recognize the Medford Irrigation District's $300,000 Water 2025 Challenge Grant award.
When: Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.
Where: The event will take place near the intersection of Barnett Road and North Phoenix Road, where the District is aligning the Medford Main Canal and installing a pipeline. An optional 20-minute walking tour of the site will be available after the event. (driving directions below)
Why: The grant will help the District complete a water conservation project. The pipeline will eliminate any direct connection between the irrigation infrastructure and Larson Creek. Larson Creek will benefit by being returned to a natural flow regime. In addition, the project will save 94 acre-feet of water per year which will stay in-stream and provide additional benefits for fish. Radio producers: Advance actualities will be available Monday, October 18. Contact Dave Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org for an e-mailed copy.
Television editors: Aerial b-roll will be available at the event.
Directions: From Interstate 5, take the Barnett Creek exit and travel east on Barnett Road approximately 2 miles to the intersection with North Phoenix Road. Turn south and follow North Phoenix Road approximately Â¼ mile to the construction site. Follow the signs for parking.
The Water 2025 Challenge Grants â€“ administered by the Bureau of Reclamation â€“ provide local irrigation districts throughout the West with matching funds to support a variety of projects to make more efficient use of existing water supplies through water conservation, efficiency, and water market projects.
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