Irrigation District Receives Grants | Big Horn Basin Media

Irrigation District Receives Grant Funds

Written by on October 8, 2018

The Bureau of Reclamation has selected six projects in Wyoming to receive a total of $1.8 million dollars in grant money.
The WaterSMART water and energy efficiency grants will fund projects including converting open canals to pipe, lining canals and other water delivery projects.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke says that the WaterSMART grants enable Interior, states, tribes, and local entities to work together to take action to increase available water supply through infrastructure investments.
The Heart Mountain Irrigation District was selected for three of the six grants in Wyoming, to fund phases one through three of the Rattlesnake Canal Liner Project. The funds allotted total $900,000.
Other monies granted in Wyoming will benefit the Eden Valley Irrigation and Drainage District, the Hanover Irrigation District, and the Midvale Irrigation District.
Commissioner Brenda Burman said the projects that have been selected will help communities throughout the Western United States by providing them with tools they can use to better manage their water needs.

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