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Little Wood River Irrigation District Pressurized Pipeline Irrigation Delivery System Environmental Assessment

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a draft environmental assessment for the Little Wood River Irrigation District Pressurized Pipeline Irrigations Delivery System Project.

The draft environmental assessment describes the proposed action and potential environmental effects of replacing the existing open channel canal irrigation delivery system with a pressurized pipeline delivery system.

The purpose of the proposed project is to maximize the conservation and use of available water for irrigation of cropland and municipal areas within the district; conserve energy associated with irrigation water delivery; preserve existing riparian vegetation along existing canals; continue aquifer recharge; provide a steady supply of water to the Carey Lake Wildlife Management Area outside of irrigation season; and to facilitate improved fire protection in the district.

The enclosed piping would conserve approximately 20,000 acre-foot of water per year and approximately 4,000 horsepower water by reducing seepage and evaporation losses and reducing pumping requirements. In addition, flows would be increased to the Little Wood River throughout the irrigation season.
 
Documents
04/2010 Little Wood River Irrigation District Pressurized Pipeline Irrigation Delivery System Draft EA PDF 5.5 mb
     
Contact  
Ryan Newman
(208) 678-0461 x38
rnewman@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
470 22nd Street
Heyburn, ID  83336
   

Last Update: October 30, 2013 3:15 PM