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 42. PROJECT:Goshen Irrigation District Water System
SPONSOR:Goshen Irrigation District
LOCATION:Goshen County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 81 1999 II $75,000 2000

The project is located in central Goshen County just south of the North Platte River. The project area covers 52,484 acres with 355 irrigators. The Level II project included a feasibility analysis of installing remote canal level monitors within the main canal and several laterals. In addition, the installation of automated gates on spillways was investigated along with lining portions of the main canal and laterals. Further, recommendations were for converting open, unlined wasteways into piped conveyances. The budget reflected additional work needed to address Endangered Species Memoranda of Agreement, North Platte lawsuit, and Clean Water Act (Sections 402, 404) concerns.

When constructed, the improvements will reduce seepage losses in canals and laterals and enable GID to better account for water spilled back to the North Platte, water gained from precipitation and runoff into the canals, and water conveyed to the Gering Fort Laramie Irrigation District in Nebraska.

The Goshen Irrigation District (GID) would now like to rehabilitate portions of their irrigation system to increase efficiencies and reduce losses due to seepage and evaporation. In recent years, the GID has been unable to provide full irrigation requirements of its users due to these inefficiencies and losses. The cost share portion of this project will be through construction and labor provided by the district.

The WWDC recommends the project be placed at Level III status in the Rehabilitation Program with an appropriation of $1,726,000. The financing would include a 50% grant for $1,726,000 and a 50 % district cost share of $1,726,000 for a total project budget of $3,452,000. The financing would include a 50% grant for $1,726,000.

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