Minidoka boat ramp construction to begin

Area and ramp will be officially closed October 2

Media Contact: Annette Ross, (208) 378-5322, 09/14/2018 11:16

For Release: September 14, 2018

Minidoka boat ramp construction project below Minidoka Dam.
Minidoka boat ramp construction project below Minidoka Dam.
RUPERT, Idaho – The Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Minidoka boat ramp construction project, below Minidoka Dam, will begin October 2. The ramp and the surrounding area will continue to be closed to the public, including all boater and angler traffic. The area will re-open after construction is completed, which is on or about December 20.

“Our contractors have a short window after irrigation season to replace the boat ramp while the water level is down,” said Upper Snake Field Office Natural Resources Manager Michael Hilliard. “The goal is to replace the entire boat ramp and reconstruct the parking area before the water level rises in January.”

Reclamation asks the public to respect all signage and barriers during the construction period.

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation’s second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at https://www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.

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Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at https://www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.

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