The Taylor Ditch traverses the southern part of the City of Lander.
Past actions by various parties involved have caused instability
problems along a portion of the canal. A canal failure could result in
portions of the city being flooded. The City of Lander has chosen to
sponsor the project to get resolution of the problem. The Taylor Ditch
is owned and operated by the Taylor Ditch Company. The ditch company is
made up of the irrigators, the City of Lander, and the golf course joint
The City of Lander and the Taylor Ditch Company have initiated formation
of an irrigation district to sponsor the project. The project will
include geotechnical evaluations of the slide area to determined failure
areas and to identify seepage areas into the canal and from the canal.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The Commission recommends that the project be accepted into the Rehabilitation
Program at Level II with an appropriation of $50,000.