Commissioners push for citations and dispatcher agreement
The County Commissioners met on May 24th.
Chairman Bud Corbus discussed the raising of Anderson Ranch Dam. The hope is that by raising the dam it would allow for an extra 29,500-acre feet with a six foot raise. The question that Chairman Corbus proposed was “How much water does Elmore County want from this raise?” Commissioner Corbus explained that the tentative price will be $1,400 an acre foot. The hope is to finance the construction of the project with some of the money collected from the water. Water rights attorney, Scott Campbell, said, “This is a huge upgrade compared to the permit we have, because if we can swing the infrastructure for the South Fork diversion project and get it in place and they raise Anderson Dam, the county can get another 10,000 acre feet in water.” Campbell continued saying “When it comes to flexibility and advantage this water (Anderson Dam) is as good or better than the South Fork water because it gives so much more flexibility.” For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.