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116.PROJECT:Sidon Bitter Creek Crossing
SPONSOR:Sidon Irrigation District
LOCATION:Big Horn County
Purpose Chapter Session Account Appropriation Due Date
Level II 74 1993 II $75,000 1995
Level III 206 1995 II $1,000,000 1998
Level III 88 2002 II $217,000* 2007
*50% grant, 50% loan, (6%, 10 years)

The Level II rehabilitation plan written by Inberg-Miller Engineers, Inc. in 1994 identified several locations on the Sidon Canal needing attention. One of these locations was the Bitter Creek crossing. The replacement structure will be sized to carry 2 cfs per 70 acres for the irrigation district, plus pass a flood event on Bitter Creek. This crossing must be conservatively sized because it is very near the diversion from the Shoshone River and essentially all of the users in the Sidon Irrigation District are below the structure. The structure also serves as a diversion dam for the Sidon Canal diversion from Bitter Creek. If the structure would fail or wash out from a flood on Bitter Creek, the district would not be able to deliver water to its users.

The district has executed the legal documents and will be contracting with the design engineer soon. Construction is anticipated in the fall of 2003.

No legislative action is required.

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