Infrastructure Photo Gallery

Upper Diversion

Water is diverted from the Blacksmith Fork river near the mouth of Blacksmith Fork canyon. The diversion was constructed in 1990. Wooden boards can be installed on top of the dam during low water conditions.

John Hubbard 2002.

Upper Diversion Gauge Station

The water flow into the canal is measured in a 72 inch parshall flume.

John Hubbard 2002.

Concrete Liner

Water flows North from the diversion in a 2 mile long concrete lined canal. The liner was constructed in the 1960's to prevent excessive water loss in the gravel bench soils.

John Hubbard 2002.

Concrete Liner Maintenance

Constant repair is required to fill cracks, remove rocks and trim weeds. Several sections have collapsed due to soil movement on the hillside. The liner has several 18-inch headgates which must be monitored for excessive water use.

John Hubbard 2002.

Gauge Station at Liner End

The concrete liner ends south of Millville near the coyote research station. A 72-inch parshall flume measures the water flow here.

John Hubbard 2002.

Fields South of Millville

The canal from the end of the concrete liner into Millville and Providence is an open earthen ditch. This part of the canal is in poor condition and requires cleaning with a trackhoe every other year. Grass, weeds and debris are a problem along here.

John Hubbard 2002.

Millville Control Structure

This structure at 300 North in Millville controls the water flow into Providence. The control gate is adjusted to supply approx 7 cfs into Providence, extra water flows over a wier and travels west to the lower canal. A trash rack here requires daily inspection and cleaning.

John Hubbard 2002.

Millville Gauge Station

A 48 inch parshall flume measures the water flowing North into Providence. All users North of this point belong to the Providence Blacksmith Fork Irrigation Company.

John Hubbard 2002.

Lower River Diversion

The Lower Diversion is located south of Millville and supplies water for the lower canal. This new structure was completed in the fall of 2002 and has a rock spillway.

David Olsen 2002.

Discharge Into Lower Canal

Excess water from the upper canal flows west in a concrete pipe along 300 North in Millville. The water is discharged into the lower canal at this structure. Normally insufficient water is available from the lower diversion for agricultural needs. Water must be transfered from the upper canal to the lower to provide sufficient flow on the lower canal

John Hubbard 2002.


Much of the canal system is an open ditch. This photo shows the typical work needed each spring to prepare for the water season.

John Hubbard 2002.