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Snake River Area Office — Engineering Guidelines for Crossings

New York CanalThese guidelines and documents provide information that will be used when reviewing the engineering and operations and maintenance aspects of requests to authorize the crossing and use of Reclamation lands that contain project features such as levees, canals, pipelines, or other water conveyance facilities owned or administered by Reclamation.

The guidelines also include a general overview of the application permitting process for land use authorizations allowing a particular use on lands under the administration of Reclamation, and provide minimum engineering and construction recommendations for use in reviewing and evaluating applications.

Reference Documents
2008 Engineering and O&M Guidelines for Crossings
Bureau of Reclamation Water Conveyance Facilities
(Canals, Pipelines, and Similar Facilities)
PDF 608 kb
1978 Design of Small Canal Structures
Engineering Technology Pertaining Primarily to the Design of Small Canal Structures of Less than 100 CFS Capacity
PDF 30.4 mb
1970 Commonly Used Drawings for Open Irrigation Systems
Report No. CB-5, March 1968, revised August 1970
PDF 13 mb
1967 Design Standards No. 3
Canals and Related Structures
PDF 20.6 mb
Related Links  
Information about applying for Use Authorizations HTML
Form 7-2540, Bureau of Reclamation Use Authorization Application PDF 33 kb
Standard Form 299, Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities on Federal Lands HTML

Jeff Reavis
Natural Resources Manager
(208) 383-2218

Karl Ames
Civil Engineer
(208) 383-2268

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