The Shoshone Joint Powers Board requested assistance from the WWDC for a
comprehensive rehabilitation project. The Joint Powers Board is made up
of the Heart Mountain, Shoshone, Willwood, and Deaver Irrigation
Districts which serve approximately 93,000 acres.
The Bureau, in cooperation with the Board and the WWDC, conducted a
rehabilitation study of the district's facilities in 1991, and identified
a number of major canals and structures in need of repair or
replacement. Many of the existing facilities are 80 years old. The
estimated total project cost is $15,000,000. Fifty percent of the funds
are being provided by the WWDC. The remaining funds are being secured,
as a zero interest loan to the Board, through the Bureau of
Reclamation's Rehabilitation and Betterment Program.
In 1992, the project agreement was completed and executed and the
funding agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation was finalized. In
addition, the sponsor worked to develop the project work schedule, as
well as mitigation plans. In 1993, approximately 21,000 feet of
reinforced concrete pipe was manufactured. In addition, 15,000 feet of
pipeline was designed, approved and installed, including a large
diameter siphon. In 1994, approximately 35,000 feet of reinforced
concrete pipe and a large drop structure was installed; and grouting of
the Cedar Mountain Tunnel commenced. In 1995, 10,000 feet of pipe and
two drop structures were installed and work continued on the Cedar
Mountain Tunnel. In 1996 25,000 feet of pipe and two drop structures
were installed and grouting continued on the Cedar Mountain Tunnel.
Similar work will be completed in 1997.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the reversion date be extended to July 1, 2000.