Three Sisters Irrigation District ARRA Success Story
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The Three Sisters Irrigation District (TSID) will receive $2.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars over the next few years through various agencies.
In the winter of 2009/2010, these economic stimulus funds provided full employment to almost a dozen skilled laborers and an economic shot in the arm for dozens of businesses in the small mountain town of Sisters, Oregon, which had been experiencing a 16% unemployment rate.
The District recently completed piping the first section of a multi-phase project. The piping project will cut their canal water losses in half, revitalize a local fishery, save water, build new energy infrastructure, and support a local economy and a solid community partnership. Also, to help pay down their pipe installation costs and generate revenue for the district, TSID will install a renewable hydropower system.
|10/2009||News Release: Bureau of Reclamation Announces $3.7 Million of Economic Recovery Funding for Oregon Deschutes Ecosystem Restoration Project HTML|
|Three Sisters Irrigation District|
|Deschutes River Conservancy|
|Upper Deschutes Watershed Council|
|American Recovery and Reinvestment Act|
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