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New Spillway, Bright Future

Minidoka Dam Spillway Completion Ceremony Open to the Public May 27

Join the Bureau of Reclamation in celebration of the new Minidoka Dam Spillway at 10:30 am on May 27. Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López, visiting from Washington DC, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is open to the public. Click here for a map to the event.  

The event not only marks completion of a four year construction effort to modernize and straighten the spillway, and replace two irrigation headworks, but also signals a re-opening of recreation areas below the dam to the public.

With the completion of the dam, many traditional fishing and wading areas that were closed to the public during construction will now be available. Recreation zones are clearly marked on signs in the public parking area, and dam managers advise the public to be safe.

See the Minidoka Dam Spillway Recreation Access map here.

Related Information
05/2015 Map to the Event PDF 361 kb
05/2015 Recreation Access Map PDF 511 kb
07/2014 Minidoka Dam Spillway Replacement Continues to Make Progress HTML
06/2012 Minidoka Dam Spillway & Headworks Replacement Location Map PDF 919 kb
06/2012 Minidoka Dam Spillway & Headworks Replacement Fact Sheet PDF 42 kb
05/2012 Construction Photos (Flickr) HTML
09/2009 Minidoka Dam Spillway & Headworks Replacement Environmental Impact Statement HTML

John Tiedeman
(208) 378-5034

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Regional Office
1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-1234


Last Update: May 13, 2015 3:40 PM