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 49. PROJECT:Hill Irrigation District
SPONSOR:Hill Irrigation District
LOCATION:Goshen County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 15 1996 II $40,000 1998
Level III 45 1997 II $100,000 2000
*50% grant, 50% loan(6%, 15 years)

The Hill Irrigation District is located directly north of Torrington and serves approximately 3,650 acres and 34 water users. The district assesses $16.00/acre. Much of the delivery system for the Hill Irrigation District has been placed in concrete channels and pipe. These improvements have been well maintained and are in good condition. However, the District has experienced a great deal of difficulty in maintaining open, unlined sections of the main supply canal and laterals. Encroachment by subdivisions, trash disposal, wind deposition of soil, and low gradients make maintenance and management of the ditch system difficult.

In 1996 Lidstone and Anderson, Inc. was contracted to complete a Level II study of the canal and appurtenances. The Level II report recommended that the district replace or rehabilitate numerous flow measurement structures, turnout structures, and headgates. In addition, approximately 1 mile of the main canal will be rebuilt and trees will be removed. The proposed project will improve irrigation efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, and reduce the potential for conflict between irrigators and the ditch riders. The district proposes to complete improvements to measuring structures and the channel of the main canal. This would be the first phase of a comprehensive rehabilitation program of the system. It is anticipated that design and construction will occur in 1998.

No legislative action is required on this project.

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