A&B Title Transfer

Through development of the Minidoka Project, the United States holds title to irrigation facilities serving A&B water users and other lands, rights and facilities supporting A&B operations. A&B has repaid the majority of the relevant Project construction costs in accordance with their construction contracts. Operations, maintenance, and care of the A&B facilities were transferred to A&B on March 1, 1966.

A&B is interested in receiving title to relevant Project facilities and lands below (downstream) the headworks at the Minidoka Dam in order to reduce administrative costs and increase operational efficiencies. Reclamation is interested in working with A&B to pursue title transfer in accordance with P.L. 116-9 and relevant guidance.

Reclamation and A&B held an open house on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, to share information about the A&B Title Transfer. The open house was held at the Minidoka Fire Protection District, Heyburn Office, in the community room, located at 1120 21st St. in Heyburn, Idaho, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Written comments were accepted until January 4, 2020.

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) in working with A&B Irrigation District is providing the public with the opportunity to review the negotiated draft of the final title transfer agreement for 30 days beginning September 30, 2020. The draft final title transfer agreement can be found below.

Documents
09/2020 Draft A&B Irrigation District Title Transfer Agreement PDF 187 kb
12/2019 Cultural Resources & the History of the Minidoka Irrigation District HTML
11/2019 ABID Title Transfer Overview PDF 3.39 mb
11/2019 ABID Parcels PDF 3.19 mb

Contact

Nicole Carson
Project Manager
(208) 678-0461 x16
ncarson@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Upper Snake Field Office
470 22nd. St.
Heyburn, ID 83336

Ryan Newman
Assistant Area Manager
sra-nepa-comments@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Upper Snake Field Office
470 22nd. St.
Heyburn, ID 83336


Last Update: 9/25/20