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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value

 

  

Project # 601

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area:
Full Irrigation Service11,045 acres
Supplemental Service0 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms60
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands161 acres
Total Irrigable Lands11,206 acres

 

Population Served

Farm Population Served296
Non-Farm Population Served152
Total Population Served448

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)
19838,2634,783,747
19849,2434,825,788
19859,1993,336,995
19869,3383,413,393
19879,6684,906,556
19889,8404,930,372
19899,9795,072,221
19909,6946,788,013
199110,1186,188,716
199210,3965,786,669

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality

 

   

Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

Major Storage Reservoirs in the Upper Snake River Basin

Weather Conditions (NOAA)

Precipitation

Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)

Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Columbia River Basin
Columbia River Snowpack Summary

Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)


Historic Conditions


Annual Precipitation
Normal12.21 in
Maximum - 198321.88 in
Minimum - 19664.64 in
American Falls, Idaho 1961-1990 

 

Temperature
Mean Annual47.4 F
Daily Maximum - 06/25/1988103 F
Daily Minimum - 01/25/1949-38 F
American Falls, Idaho 1948-1996 
Growing Season153 days
Elevation of irrigable area4,240 - 4,478 ft

Project water comes from American Falls (23,300 acre-ft) and Palisades Reservoirs (40,900 acre-ft), and pumping from deep wells. Diversion is by pumping from the Snake River directly downstream of American Falls Dam. (See Minidoka and Palisades Projects for streamflow data.)

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Project Water Quality

Lake Walcott

American Falls

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Regulatory Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Pumping Plants

 

   

Facilities in Operation
Facilities in Operation
Canals21 mi
Laterals35 mi
Pumping Plants1
Drains8 mi
Deep Wells (irrigation)25
  
  

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Storage Facilities

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Regulatory Facilities

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Diversion Facilities
  
  

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Carriage Facilities
Main Canal West
LocationFrom American Falls Pumping Plant, southwest about 9.5 miles.
Construction period1956-1958
Length9.5 mi
Diversion capacity38 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width7 ft
Side slopes1.5:1
Water depth3.9 ft

 

Main Canal East
LocationFrom American Falls Pumping Plant, northeast about 10 miles
Construction period1957-1958
Length9.5 mi
Diversion capacity88 cfs
Typical section in earth: 
Bottom width10 ft
Side slopes2:1
Water depth3.3 ft

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, ftTotal horsepower
American Falls41261953,700

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Last updated: Nov 26, 2012