Olsen Reservoir Lower Price River Watershed Plan

JDE assisted the DWR in preparing a successful NRCS PL566 Watershed Plan application for the Olsen Reservoir – Lower Price River Watershed.  The project includes canal diversions and dump structures, an irrigation pipeline, channel improvements, increasing the storage of an irrigation reservoir via excavation of the reservoir area and raising the dam embankment, and an automated reservoir outlet to augment low flows throughout the lower Price watershed.  The benefits of the project include agriculture water during low flow period, wetlands, salinity reduction, fish and wildlife, habitat, and flood control.  JDE helped position the project for a successful application by soliciting project support from numerous project partners based on the broad benefits of the project.  JDE was also selected to complete the Watershed Plan which is now in process.