Minidoka Dam Spillway Replacement
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The Minidoka Dam Spillway Completion Ceremony was held Wednesday May 27, 2015. Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López, visiting from Washington D.C., was the keynote speaker. The event marked completion of a four-year construction effort to modernize and straighten the spillway, and replace two irrigation headworks.
Other speakers at the event included Pacific Northwest Regional Director Lorri Lee, President of the Idaho Water Users Association Dan Darrington (representing both the Burley and Minidoka Irrigation Districts), USDA Rural Development State Director Wally Hedrick, and Ms. Samantha Marshall (representing Idaho’s congressional delegation of Senator’s Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and Representative Mike Simpson). The event was open to the public and approximately 200 people attended.
With the completion of the spillway, many traditional fishing and wading areas that were closed to the public during construction are now open. Recreation zones are clearly marked. Please follow all safety guidelines for a safe and enjoyable visit.
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Bureau of Reclamation
Upper Snake Field Office
470 22nd Street
Heyburn, ID 83336