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 devices.
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 the 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 retained at Level II-Hold status.