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Monarch Irrigation Diversion Structure-Padlock Ranch

Sheridan County, Wyoming

Sheridan Field Office

This diversion is located on the Tongue River and replaced an existing diversion that was constructed of river rock pushed up annually to divert the water. The structure diverts water to a sump where the water is pumped to a field irrigated with side roll sprinklers. The diversion is a fabricated steel box structure that contains a sluice with check boards with a stop at the bottom. The water is piped from the diversion box to the sump and a sluice/drain pipe was installed back to the river from the sump. The footer rocks for this diversion were concrete blocks (made from waste concrete). The top of the footer block in the center of the river is set at the required elevation to divert water into the diversion box pipe.
 

 

Photographs During Construction

Concrete Blocks
Waste Concrete Block
used as Footer Rock

Boulders on Top of Concrete Blocks
Installation of Boulders
on Concrete Blocks

Installation of Concrete Blocks
Installation of Concrete
Blocks

Installation of Geotextile Fabric
Installation of Geotextile
Fabric

Installation of Concrete Blocks
Installation of Concrete
Blocks

Irrigation Diversion Box
Irrigation Diversion Box

Sump Installation
Sump Installation

Pipe Coupler at Headgate
Pipe Coupler at
Headgate

Rock Installation Near Headgate
Rock Installation Near
Headgate


Photographs After Construction

Monarch Diversion Structure
Monarch Diversion
Looking Upstream

Diversion Headgate
Diversion Headgate

Diversion Headgate
Diversion Headgate

Monarch Diversion Structure
Monarch Diversion
Looking Downstream

Diversion Headgate
Diversion Headgate

Sluiceway at Diversion Headgate
Sluiceway at
Diversion Headgate

Diversion Headgate
Diversion Headgate
During Spring Runoff

Bankfull Flow
Diversion Structure
During Bankfull Flow

Rock Diversion Inlet Channel
Side of Rock Diversion
Inlet Channel

Bankfull Flow
Diversion Structure
During Bankfull Flow

Diversion Headgate During Bankfull Flow
Diversion Headgate
During Bankfull Flow

Flow Between Rock in Diversion
Flow Between Rock in
Diversion for Fish
Passage

Completed Sump Installation
Complete Sump