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Fort Shaw Diversion Dam and Canal

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The Fort Shaw Canal inlet is on the main channel of the Sun River immediately upstream from the Fort Shaw Diversion Dam. The flow into the canal is regulated by a concrete headworks. The canal has a capacity of 225 cubic feet per second and is 12.1 miles long. It includes a monolithic siphon over Simms Creek and several drops and control structures. This canal supplies water for the entire Fort Shaw Division through approximately 85 miles of laterals.

Last updated: Mar 29, 2013