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Reclamation Awards Contract for Electrical Work at Anderson Ranch Field Station

Media Contact: Kelly Bridges, (208) 378-5101
Bruce McCarthy

For Release: August 26, 2015

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.6 million construction contract Aug. 3 to Burke Electric LLC, a small business based in Bellevue, Washington, to replace critical electrical infrastructure used to operate the Anderson Ranch Field Station. Anderson Ranch Dam and Powerplant are located on the south fork of the Boise River about 28 miles northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho.

“A number of people depend upon Anderson Ranch Dam for agricultural and residential irrigation, recreation and clean hydropower so it is important that the facility operates efficiently and safely,” said Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner López. “When it is complete, this work will significantly improve the long-term dependability of the facility.”

On-site work is expected to begin October 2016 with completion in March 2017. Any interruption of power generation during this construction interval is expected to be minimal.

Anderson Ranch Dam was constructed by Reclamation in 1950 as part of the Arrowrock Division of the Boise Project. It is a multipurpose facility that provides for irrigation, flood control, hydropower and recreation.

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