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Pumping Plants & Laterals

Preliminary designs from the East Columbia Basin Irrigation District (ECBID) identified an initial 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.  

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Status of Each Pumping Plant & Lateral

Updated 10/13/2022 by Jennifer Hickenbottom, Bureau of Reclamation

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Lateral 11.8

Current Status:
30% Designs accepted by Reclamation, ECBID, and Ecology - April 14, 2022. System now moving towards 60% Designs.

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 22.1

Current Status:
30% Designs accepted by Reclamation, ECBID, and Ecology - July 14, 2021. System now moving towards 60% Designs. Power system impact study and facility study completed; easement acquisition, cultural and environmental compliance processes 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.

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 80.6

Current Status:

30% designs completed - currently being reviewed by Reclamation.

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 84.7

Current Status:
30% designs completed - currently being reviewed by Reclamation.

Engineering Sketch

Lateral 86.4

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