Anderson Ranch Dam project moves forward

The Idaho Water Resources Board has approved a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation to move forward with designing and constructing a proposed 6-foot raise to Anderson Ranch Dam.

The approved contract establishes the portion of the cost that each agency will pay to complete the project.

The Idaho Press reports, now that the contract has been approved, the bureau will begin honing in on the design and what the associated costs will be.

Anderson Ranch Dam, located northeast of Mountain Home, is part of the Boise River system, which includes Arrowrock Dam and Lucky Peak Dam.

Collectively, these dams provide water for irrigation, as well as for domestic, commercial, municipal, and industrial uses.