Corder Ditch Abandonment Project
Improve irrigation efficiency and in-stream flows as well as reduce thermal inputs to the Big Hole River during summer months.
Abandon approximately 5 miles of ditch and install sprinkler irrigation.
- Reduce irrigation demands by 10 cfs.
- Eliminate thermal return flow from inefficient ditch system.
- Partners: Kalsta Ranch, Gainey Ranch, MT Department of Environmental Quality, Big Hole Watershed Committee.