A conservation district is sponsoring this project for two irrigation companies
(pending the outcome of this study, the companies will form a single irrigation
district). The canal companies serve approximately 12 irrigators and comprise
approximately 3000 acres (Goshen Mutual: 700 acres, Goshen Hole: 2,300 acres).
Goshen Mutual Ditch Company is interested in repairing or replacing their diversion
dam on Horse Creek. Repairs to the main supply canal are also needed. Goshen
Hole Ditch Company would like the WWDC to investigate the feasibility of placing
several thousand feet of open ditch into pipe and improving turnouts and measuring
The Level II project inventoried and assessed the condition of the canals and
appurtenances, surveyed canal alignments and grades, evaluated the feasibility
of needed repairs, prepared preliminary designs and cost estimates for reasonable
alternatives, and explored financing options.
In 1999 Goshen Mutual Ditch Company applied for Level III funding to fix their
diversions and ditches. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has approved $28,125
(approximately 25% of the project) from their Habitat Trust Fund to go with a
50% grant from the WWDC. However, there has been no major progress towards
formation of a irrigation district from either of the ditch companies.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
The WWDC recommends that the project be placed at Level II Hold Status until
a district can be formed.