Progress on our Rockford Cut project.
Post date: Jan 05, 2012 1:27:59 AM
Yesterday we placed the pipes for our gate structure that will replace the 'Rockford Cut'. Every year we cut the main canal at Rockford to allow spring run-off water to enter the canal. Every spring the limiting factor for when we bring the water in is typically how quickly we can get the cut rebuilt and ready for water. Since the state began their early-season recharge program, we have not been able to participate because we had to wait until the cut was repaired. We have a little more rebar work to do, and we should be ready for concrete later this week. We plan on having the structure completed by March 1st.
Building a structure at this location has been on our 'to do' list for many years, but it has always been pre-empted by higher priority projects. Last year, the Idaho Ground Water Association offered to cost-share construction of the gates in the interest of maximizing every recharge opportunity.