The Stevensville Shallow Aquifer Investigation area, located in the Bitterroot Valley, will address concerns raised by irrigators and regulators about the expense and practicality of maintaining current diversion structures, stream channels, and canals. The key diversion work involves annual maintenance of the diversion and channel that takes water from the Bitterroot River to the East Channel just upstream of Tucker Crossing. The East Channel in turn services numerous headgates for canals, including the Tucker Headgate that supplies water to multiple, large ditches and the upper end of the Mitchell Slough.Project Scope
The study will focus on the area lying between the Union Ditch and the main channel of the Bitterroot River beginning at the headgate and extending north (downstream) near the town of Stevensville.
Project Duration: December 2011 to June 2015
GWIP Personnel Assigned:
Patrick Haley – Student Assistant
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