Shoshone project, NW Wyo., near the Mont. line and in the Shoshone River basin. Developed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, it irrigates a large portion of land and has four divisions. The project is supplied by diversion dams and canals and by Buffalo Bill Dam (325 ft/99 m high; completed 1910), which has a power plant. The power system is integrated with the Missouri River basin project.
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