Deaver Irrigation District

Part of the Shoshone Reclamation Project started in 1904, The Deaver Irrigation District first took over the operation of the system from the Bureau of Reclamation in 1931. The Shoshone Reclamation Project is still the largest federal irrigation project in Wyoming and it includes Buffalo Bill Dam and storage reservoir, two diversion dams, two small off-stream reservoirs, approximately 140 miles of tunnels and canals, and 564 miles of laterals and distribution ditches. Water leaves the Buffalo Bill Dam at 5,360 feet elevation and re-enters the Shoshone River at approximately 4,000 feet almost 50 miles below the dam.

Through contractual obligation, the Deaver Irrigation District has established a conservation program with the Bureau of Reclamation.  Through this plan Deaver replaces 5 headgates per year and installs 3 measuring devices. The Deaver Irrigation District has taken the initiative and is working on installing telemetry sites within the project to better track and control water. Deaver Irrigation District is constantly striving to conserve water and better allocate water throughout the project.

Contact Deaver Irrigation District

13 First Ave East
P.O. Box 205
Deaver, Wyoming  82421
Phone: (307) 664-2351


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Park County, Wyoming

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