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Boise River Basin Feasibility Study Open House
November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Boise River Basin Feasibility Study
In partnership with the Idaho Water Resource Board (IWRB), Reclamation is conducting a $6M feasibility study to evaluate increased storage in the reservoirs behind Reclamation’s Anderson Ranch and Arrowrock Dams, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Lucky Peak Dam. IWRB has committed to provide $3M as the non-Federal partner.
Approximately 78% of active capacity in the three reservoirs is contracted for irrigation purposes. The remaining capacity is used for municipal and industrial uses, flow augmentation for endangered species, winter streamflow maintenance, and flood control. The reservoirs are operated as a system to provide flood control, and additional benefits include hydropower and recreation.
Population growth, climate variability, flow augmentation obligations, and increased concern regarding flood risks are driving interest in long-term water supply and flood risk reduction projects.
Reclamation and IWRB are hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to share early-stage information about the feasibility study for increasing water storage capacity within the Boise River system, particularly at Anderson Ranch Dam. The Open House will be held at Wyndham Garden Inn Boise Airport, 3300 S. Vista Avenue, Boise, ID 83705. A short introductory presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Staff will be available for conversations throughout the evening. Requests for special assistance should be made by October 25, 2018 to BOR-SRA-BoiFeasibility@usbr.gov.
A short introductory presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Staff will be available for conversations throughout the evening.
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