City of Twin Falls to Close Auger Falls After Memorial Day


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The City of Twin Falls will close public access to Auger Falls site on Tuesday, May 28 — immediately after the Memorial Day holiday. The closure will allow City contractors and work crews to begin work on the Auger Falls pipeline project.
Due to the use of heavy equipment in confined work spaces and the use of explosives for rock removal, Auger Falls public access is expected to be closed until late October.
The project includes the construction of a large pipeline and improved road access from the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Auger Falls site. The pipeline is being built to deliver up to 6 million gallons of treated wastewater to Auger Falls. The treated wastewater, which would otherwise be dis¬charged into the Snake River, will be reused in the development of wetlands to improve wildlife habitat at Auger Falls.
Although the initial wetland development and reused volume of water will be small, it is expected that the City will be able to expand and develop up to 100 acres of wetland habitats at Auger Falls.

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