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 38. PROJECT:Fayette Irrigation District
SPONSOR:Fayette Irrigation District
LOCATION:Sublette County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 81 1999 II $75,000   2000
Level III 96 2000 II $98,500* 2004
*100% loan (7 1/4%, 20 years).

The Fayette Irrigation District was formed in July 1998, but the Fayette Ditch is a very old Irrigation system. The original appropriations date back to 1906, with the bulk of the adjudicated lands now in a 10-acre minimum lot size subdivision. There is one ranch with approximately 300 acres. There are 2129 acres to be assessed, of which approximately 1000 are currently irrigated. The canal system is in need of rehabilitation, with some lands not able to obtain their water, and severe erosion occurring in sections of the main canal.

The Level II study conducted an inventory of the system, identified needed rehabilitation and improvements, examined the potential for an improved water supply, and prepared conceptual designs and cost estimates for those items.

The Fayette Irrigation District received a year 2000 100% loan in the amount of $98,500 to rehabilitate headgates, drop structures, diversions and irrigation canals from Water Development Account II. The district has indicated that it will not proceed with the project, having only received loan funds and making the project economically unfeasible for the district members. The project has a funding reversion date of July, 2004.

No legislative action is required.

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