Rock Creek diversion completed

Contributed photo<br> Ken Delano, director of the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District, surveys a finished diversion on Rock Creek.

DAYVILLE - National Park Service staff and contractor MacArthur Heavy Equipment completed a diversion for irrigation water at Rock Creek near the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

The Grant Soil and Water Conservation District has designed 11 of these structures and supported construction on 10. One infiltration gallery was completed below Mt. Vernon recently, with two more in the works. Fall projects will include installing two pump stations and one irrigation return flow cooling project.

"The strong landowner interest in, and requests for, support on similar projects has the district scheduled out several years into the future," reported Ken Delano, Grant Soil and Water Conservation District manager. "It is our intention to provide technical and cost share procurement services to all of our cooperators.

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