Sicard Flat Pipeline Project
The Sicard Flat Pipeline replaces nearly ten miles of open ditch with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. The project results in an estimated annual water savings of approximately 3,000 acre-feet of water, which is equivalent to six percent of the usable storage in Collins Lake and three weeks of water delivery.
The funding for the project includes $2 million from USBR (WaterSmart grant) and $2 million from YWA. Project construction is expected to be completed in four phases and occur over the next three to five years. Construction is being completed in-house by BVID staff. The sizes of pipe being installed range from 8-inch to 30-inch diameter.
Map of Sicard FLat Pipeline phases.
During the 2023 irrigation Season, the BVID construction crew was able to complete piping phase 1 and several hundred feet of phase 3.
Photos of Phase 1
On October 23, pipe construction started on Phase 4 and a portion of Phase 2, which together equals roughly a mile and a half of ditch to be converted to pipe. Progress on these phases is weather dependent and is expected to be complete by start of the 2024 irrigation season.