Transcript for A New Horizon, segment 08 of 13
The Bighorn Basin Project's office in Cody, Wyoming, oversees the Shoshone Project and the Boysen and Riverton units of the Pick-Sloan Program. The Shoshone Project provides irrigation water to about ninety thousand acres of Bighorn Basin farmland. Major modifications to Buffalo Bill Dam - it's being raised twenty-five feet - will provide additional flood control and more storage capacity.
Project Power will come from a new eighteen megawatt plant downriver from the dam and rehabilitation of the old Shoshone Power Plant. The Boysen unit on the Wind River includes Boysen Dam, Reservoir, and Power Plant. Although built primarily for power generation, this unit provides irrigation water to about twenty thousand acres.
The Riverton unit provides full service irrigation water to sixty thousand acres in the Wind River Basin. Storage is provided by Bull Lake.