Kings Spill Environmental Assessment

The Kings Spill area spans roughly 30 acres and sits 3 miles northwest from Rupert, Idaho, in Minidoka County along the Snake River Plain of southern Idaho. The Kings Spill area is a natural depression where water tends to pool during high water events. This area experienced a significant flooding event in the winter of 2016-2017. Residences, road, bridges, and canal infrastructure all suffered major damage.

Reclamation’s purpose for the proposed action is to respond to Minidoka Irrigation District’s request to construct a berm around the existing Kings Spill area, expand one existing flood holing pond, and create two additional flood water catchment ponds. This action would occur during the winter of 2022-2023, depending on funding.

To receive the scoping package, please contact Rochelle Ochoa, Snake River Area Office, 230 Collins Road, Boise, ID 83702, or email at Analysis of the proposal will be documented in the environmental assessment completed spring 2022.

Finding of No Significant Impact Final Environmental Assessment 3.32MB


Rochelle Ochoa
(208) 383-2277

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
230 Collins Road
Boise, Idaho 83702

Last Updated5/6/22