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Weber Siphon Complex Construction Project


The Weber Siphon Complex construction project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The $20 million project includes the Weber Branch and Weber Coulee siphons and is located in eastern Washington.

Construction of the Weber Branch and Weber Coulee Siphons will eliminate a water delivery bottleneck in the East Low Canal where it crosses Interstate 90 near Moses Lake, Wash. The siphons will allow delivery of a small amount of water to ground water pumpers in the Odessa Subarea.

The project will supply irrigation water to approximately 10,000 acres, which are currently dependent on deep wells that contribute to groundwater declines in the Odessa Subarea. The project will also meet objectives of the State of Washington’s Columbia River Water Management Act, which calls for the development of new water supplies while meeting the economic and community development needs of people, and preserving the environment.

Related Links  
06/2010 News Release: $20M ARRA Project at Weber Siphon Complex Construction is Underway in the Columbia Basin Project HTML
07/2010 Project Description PDF 87 kb
  http://www.recovery.gov HTML





Jim Blanchard, Special Projects Manager
(509) 754-0226

Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 815
Ephrata, WA 98823-0815


Last Update: October 12, 2010 9:47 AM