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 58. PROJECT:Midvale Sand Mesa Pipeline
SPONSOR:Midvale Irrigation District
LOCATION:Fremont County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level III 206 1995 II $3,000,000* 1997
*100% grant for invoiced materials. The sponsor is responsible for all other project costs.

The Midvale Irrigation District serves about 73,000 acres irrigated by about 700 individual irrigators. There is one incorporated municipality, Pavillion, within the district. The assessments range from $14.50 to $16.05/acre depending on the class of the land. Irrigators within the district typically grow high value crops such as sugar beets, beans, barley, corn and alfalfa hay.

The project was one of the identified options in the Wind River planning efforts that could reduce diversion requirements and increase efficiency by saving water that presently exits the district as operational waste or as flow from the drainage system. The project will conserve 22,000 acre-feet of water by constructing approximately 66,000 lineal feet of pipe. The savings will be realized by delivering irrigation water through gravity pressured pipelines rather than the traditional open canals. The water will be applied to the fields through LEPA irrigation systems designed to operate at low pressures. The increased cost of the LEPA on farm systems to be paid by the irrigators will be more than offset by the reduced pumping costs presently experienced by the area irrigators. The water savings will provide increased carryover in Bull Lake Reservoir or reduced direct flow diversions from the Wind River.

Construction of the project began in the fall of 1996 and should be completed late in 1997.

No legislative action is required on this project.

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