Boise Aquifer Storage Project
- Funding provided to build an pilot aquifer storage system in Walla
Walla County. Water used for cooling a paper plant will be pumped
into the aquifer and stored for use in the summer. The system
will also provide a water savings of 1,657 ac-ft.
- More water will be left in the river, providing opportunities for
both instream and out-of-stream use.
- Over 16,600 ac-ft of water will be available for streamflows and
new water rights.
- Less water be withdrawn from the River in the
summer, when streamflows are most critical.
Boise White Paper LLC
$8.7 Million Annually
57 jobs added
Less water, 1,657 ac-ft, diverted from
the Columbia River during critical summer months.
*During project pilot
**After project is completed.
How we calculate economic
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