The City of Twin Falls has reopened the road to Auger Falls, which was closed in May due to safety concerns during construction on the Auger Falls Pipeline Project.
As part of the project, contractors installed a large pipeline and improved road access from the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Auger Falls site. The pipeline was built to deliver up to 6 million gallons of treated wastewater to Auger Falls. The treated wastewater, which would otherwise be discharged 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.
Access to Auger Falls was closed to the public during construction, due to the use of heavy equipment in confined work spaces and the use of explosives for rock removal. Some work is still ongoing, so the City is asking the public to be cautious around equipment and workers.