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 99. PROJECT:Spring Draw Ditch
SPONSOR:Spring Draw Irrigation District
LOCATION:Sheridan County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level III 45 1997 I $350,000* 2000
*50% grant, 50% loan (4%, 20 years)

The existing ditch and pipeline system serve 652 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 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. In late 1996 an irrigation district was formed. The 1996 study refined the prefeasibility work, developed accurate cost estimates and financing plans for the replacement of various system components. The project has been designed, bid, and a contract awarded. Construction is scheduled to be completed by May, 1998.

No legislative action is required on this project.

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