The Cokeville Watershed Improvement District has a tri-diversion
structure on the Smith's Fork River above the Town of Cokeville. The
structure serves to divert irrigation water to three channels, which
provides water to approximately 5,000 irrigated acres. In addition, the
structure provides some flood control benefits to the town.
The structure is over thirty years old and in need of rehabilitation.
In addition, the existing configuration has resulted in considerable
trash and gravel problems. Several alternations to the structure have
failed to solve the problem. The Level II study provided a hydraulic
analysis of the structure, prepared a replacement/rehabilitation plan,
and developed conceptual plans and cost estimates for the preferred
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be advanced to Level III status in
the Rehabilitation Program with an appropriation of $160,000 with a 50%
grant and a 50% loan of 4% for 20 years.