Anderson Ranch Dam

The Anderson Ranch Dam in Idaho is slated to be expanded using money from the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Idaho Water Resource Board will spend nearly $87 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds on water projects, most of it going toward raising a dam to increase its water storage capacity.

Some $72.9 million represents the state’s share to raise Anderson Ranch Dam, $8.3 million is for two new Upper Snake Basin aquifer-recharge projects and $5 million is for initial design and contracting associated with building a pump station and pipeline from the Snake River to Mountain Home Air Force Base to increase its water supply.

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field reporter, SW Idaho and SE Oregon

I cover agricultural, environmental and rural issues in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon. I can be reached at 208-914-8264 mobile or bcarlson@capitalpress.com.

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