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 79. PROJECT:Spring Draw Canal
LEVEL:New Application
SPONSOR:Spring Draw Ditch Company
LOCATION:Sheridan County

The existing ditch and pipeline system serve 562 acres and 16 operators. Each irrigated acre is equivalent to one share in the district. Two users have 330 shares, the five largest users have 80% of the acreage. The present assessment is $10 per share per year. A prefeasibility study prepared at the company's expense estimated the total cost of rehabilitation at about $210,000 to replace the main ditch and laterals serving more than one user with pipelines. The ditch company has about 17,500 feet of ditch and pipeline in deteriorating condition. The company wants to replace the open ditch with a pressurized pipeline, which will eliminate pumping to pressurize sprinklers. The recommended appropriation will fund a study to refine the prefeasibility work, develop accurate cost estimates and financing plans for the replacement of various system components.

The Commission recommends that the project be incorporated into the Rehabilitation Program at Level II status with a budget of $35,000.

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