Citizen    Government    Business    Visitor
Wyoming Water Development Commission 
Harry C. LaBonde, Jr., PE, Director 
6920 Yellowtail Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82002 
Phone: 307-777-7626 

Agency Information
 Mission Statement
 Commission Agendas & Minutes
 Consultant Selection
 Items Open for Public Comment
 Operating Criteria
 Project Application Information
 Send Us Your Comments

Planning Program
 Dam and Reservoir Planning
 Groundwater Grant Projects
 Instream Flow Filings
 Current Planning Projects
 River Basin Planning
 Weather Modification Study
 Probable Maximum Precipitation
 Water Research Projects

Construction Program
 Current Construction Projects
 Small Water Projects

Agency Publications
 Project Reports
 Water/Climate Web Atlas
 Irrigation & Water System Surveys
 Legislative Reports
 Water Mgmnt & Conservation Dir
 History of Wyoming Water Law

WWDC Home Page

Water Plan Home Page

WRDS Home Page

Active Projects

135.PROJECT:Wheatland Sand Lake Dam/Cañon Canal Rehabilitation
SPONSOR:Wheatland Irrigation District
LOCATION:Carbon, Albany, and Platte Counties
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level I 15 1996 I $200,000   1998
Level III 38 1998 II $475,000* 2002
*50% grant, 50% loan (6%, 25 years)

The Wheatland Irrigation District received a loan and grant appropriation of $475,000 for eligible project expenses. The purpose of the project is to repair the breach of the Sand Lake Dam, armor the spillway, install a telemetry monitoring system at Sand Lake, repair the Dutton Creek Reservoir outlet pipe, replace Dutton Canal concrete lining, stabilize the Cañon Canal slide area, install concrete lining in Cañon Canal along I-80, replace and install check and turnout structures and install appurtenances as necessary.

Construction of all project components except Sand Lake is complete. Repairs to Sand Lake Dam were bid in 2001 and bids exceeded available funding. Because of the location of Sand Lake and the July 1, 2002 reversion date for project funding, there is no time left available to construct the repairs. The current request is for additional funding and additional time to allow re-bidding the contract and hopefully having it constructed in 2002.

The WWDC recommends the reversion date for project funding be amended to be July 1, 2006. The WWDC recommends the appropriation for project funding be amended to be $632,000. The financing plan is a 50% grant, $316,000 and a 50% loan, $316,000, for twenty-five years at 6.00% interest.

   Citizen    Government    Business    Visitor   Privacy Policy