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Lateral
Working Groups

Preliminary designs from the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (ECBID) identified 9 pumping plants and laterals at an estimated cost of up to $400 million. 

Construction of each lateral goes through several phases: planning, design, engineering, and construction. Landowners can be involved in the planning and design phase in order to ensure that they will be able to hook up to the new irrigation system. We know from experience that organizing or working with a group of neighbors in the early stages of planning and design is critical if you want your specific needs factored into the design. 

 

For most of the laterals, nothing is set in stone. If you have an alternative that is technically and operationally feasible, it would be in your best interest to form a working group among neighbors with similar needs and be part of the process.  

Find the status of each lateral below and reach out to ECBID or GCCD to help connect with your Lateral Working Group. 

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East Columbia Basin Irrigation District
Craig Simpson
csimpson@ecbid.org
(509) 488-9671 x131
Grant County Conservation District
Harold Crose
harold-crose@conservawa.net
(509) 681-0548
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Status of Each Lateral

Updated 3/28/2022 by Jennifer Hickenbottom, Bureau of Reclamation

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Lateral 11.8

Current Status:
30% designs currently under review by Reclamation

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 22.1

Current Status:
Power system impact study and facility study completed; easement acquisition process started

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Lateral 40.2

Current Status:
Engineering phase has not begun

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Lateral 47.5

Current Status:
Completed; irrigation on the ground and still adding acres.  Contact ECBID for more information.

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Lateral 54

Current Status:
Engineering phase has not begun

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Lateral 73.3

Current Status:
Engineering phase has not begun

Photo courtesy of ECBID

Photo courtesy of ECBID

Photo courtesy of ECBID

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 79.2 (80.6)

Current Status:

Nearing 30% design; on-farm planning started

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 79.2 (84.7)

Current Status:
Nearing 30% design; on-farm planning started

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 86.4

Current Status:
Working on 30% design; on-farm planning started