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Plans For NID Reservoir Moving Forward

A new reservoir project that was first conceived in the 1920’s is moving forward for the Nevada Irrigation District. The multi-year process begins with environmental studies. A consulting group was hired by the District Board this week. Assistant General Manager Tim Crough says what’s being called the “Centennial Reservoir” is planned for the Bear River, below Rollins Reservoir and above Combie Reservoir, and designed to hold about 110-thousand acre feet, which would be much larger than Rollins…

click to listen to Tim Crough

Two hydroelectric power plants would also be part of the project, along with what’s described as “low impact” recreation. Crough says the studies are expected to begin later in the year and be completed sometime in 2017…

click to listen to Tim Crough

Crough says revenue from the hydro plants could be the main funding source for the reservoir. Proposition One could also provide grant money. It’s hoped construction can begin in 2021, which is also the year the Nevada Irrigation District marks its 100th anniversary, with the reservoir in operation in 2023.

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April 9, 2019


Build the Dam and use it to deliver water to LOP and the Bear River Canal!

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