Transcript for A New Horizon, segment 09 of 13


The Belle Fourche Project's office in Newell, South Dakota, is responsible for all Reclamation activities in South Dakota as well as Keyhole Dam and Reservoir in eastern Wyoming. The office directly operates and maintains four dams. This office oversees work on the ninety-five million dollar Web Rural Water Project in the eastern part of South Dakota. Already supplying water to households and bulk users, Web will serve about thirty thousand people in a ten county area when completed.

Another major effort in this office is the rehabilitation of the eighty-year-old Belle Fourche Project. This project will restore reliability and efficiency to the Belle Fourche facilities. It will conserve about twenty thousand acre feet of water lost each year to seepage.