Flow measurements on the Riverton Valley Canal were conducted as part
of the Wind River Basin study. The Riverton Valley open laterals
experience areas of high exfiltration as well as being high maintenance
cost areas. The proposed Level III project will address twelve of the
laterals under the main canal system. Some of these laterals run for
extended distances through the City of Riverton and are difficult to
access and maintain. These open canals will be replaced by buried
pipelines. This will greatly reduce both maintenance costs and water
losses. The estimated total project cost is $700,000.
In 1994, the Commission recommended the project be advanced in the
Rehabilitation Program to Level III status with an appropriation of
$350,000. The project appropriation would serve as a grant for project
materials. Payments will only be made for materials invoiced to the
district. The district would be responsible for all costs related to
project design, permit procurement, land procurement, construction
engineering and construction of the project.
The district has prioritized the system repairs and work was completed
on Phases I, II and III during the spring and fall of 1995,1996, 1997
and 1998. Work will continue, using district labor and equipment, on
the final Phase IV during the spring of 1999.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required on this project.