Adams County Bridges Tag

While replacing Odessa Ground Water Replacement Project bridges remains a need and focus, in Adams County, some other changes are currently the priority. Two new commissioners are coming in, and one of the people most responsible for recent progress on bridge replacement is leaving town. Funds are always limited in Adams County, so the hunt is always on for agencies who can help share the cost of major undertakings. Replacing all OGWRP bridges (eight in Adams County, two in Grant County) is a big undertaking, but it is the necessary final step of canal expansion in order to increase water delivery capacity to OGWRP lands.

The Odessa Ground Water Replacement Program is transferring deep well irrigators from the depleting Odessa Aquifer to more reliable Columbia Basin Project surface water. The project includes expanding the width of canals to increase delivery capacity. When canal widths increase, the bridges that cross the...

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