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114.PROJECT:Wheatland Irrigation District Laramie River Diversion
SPONSOR:Wheatland Irrigation District
LOCATION:Albany and Platte Counties
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 8 1995 II $100,000   1996
Level III 45 1997 II $315,000* 2000
Level III 16 1999 II $141,500* 2000
*50% grant, 50% loan (4%, 20 years)

The Wheatland Irrigation District received Level III funding for construction of a headwall, measuring device, and control gates for the headgates from the Laramie River into the tunnel for Bluegrass Creek. A portion of the funding was for facilities and equipment for telemetry communication between the headgate, measuring device, Laramie River Diversion Dam, and the district office in Wheatland. When construction bids for the project were opened, the district eliminated the telemetry communication from the project in order to have the structural work completed. Construction of the headwall, measuring device, and control gates was completed prior to the 1999 irrigation season. The sponsor is pursuing district court approval for the increased project budget to proceed with installation of the telemetry system.

No legislative action is required.

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