Stop the Teton Dam
With $400,000 in state funding and even more from the Bureau of Reclamation, the State of Idaho is looking to increase water storage in the Henry’s Fork watershed. Governor Butch Otter has also announced a $2.5 million study into expanding the Island Park reservoir. Construction would take 5 years and cost an additional $5 million. When that project is complete, the state will look to increase the size of Ashton reservoir at a cost of nearly $30 million.
As a long-term option, the state is still interested in rebuilding the Teton Dam on the Teton River. The plan further looks to build not only on the Teton River but Upper Badger Creek, Moody Creek, and Spring Creek. Click here to see what the river looked like before the failed Teton Dam.
I can’t stress enough the need to protect the Teton River Canyon. The narrows of the Teton is a rare gem of Idaho.
Don’t delay. Comments are due by March 6th.
Click here to fill in your name on the comments form. We have highlighted the necessary page numbers and line numbers that discuss key matters of the Teton Dam site. You are welcome to change or add as you see fit. Once you fill out the form email it to [email protected]. You can read the study in its entirety here.
- Comments form
- USBR study
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