The Sidon Irrigation District serves about 50 irrigators and 12,000
acres of irrigated land. The sponsor originally applied for Level III
funds to replace the Marchant Wash crossing. However, upon further
examination, it became apparent that an inventory of the entire system
would be more appropriate.
The 1993 Legislature approved Level II funding to assess the condition
of the canal and appurtenant structures. The study was completed in
1994 and presented an inventory of the existing water supply system,
identified needed improvements, and estimated costs of those improvements.
A prioritized rehabilitation plan was developed. Conceptual
designs and cost estimates were provided for six structures in critical
need of improvement.
The district is presently seeking the necessary court approvals to incur
the project debt. Construction could begin in the fall of 1996.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required on this project.