Salt Lake City, Utah
Released On: July 10, 2013
The major features of the proposed project include: construction of a 10-acre regulating reservoir, upgraded check structures in canals, installation of remote monitoring systems, replacement of some open earth laterals with pressurized pipeline, and improved operational procedures. The improvements will provide a more reliable water supply throughout the canal system with an estimated water savings of approximately 17,000 acre-feet per year.
OMID Manager Max Schmidt said, "The OMID Canal System Improvement Project will benefit OMID's residential and agricultural customers by creating a more dependable water supply."
"The project will also increase hydropower production at the Grand Valley Power Plant because the conserved water will be diverted back to the Colorado River through the power plant and will create higher river flows that will benefit endangered fish, native wildlife, and river recreation," said Ed Warner, Reclamation Western Colorado Area Manager.
Reclamation will consider all comments received prior to preparing a final environmental assessment. Comments can be submitted to the email address above or to: Ed Warner, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Comments are due by Friday, August 2, 2013.
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