2021 Crop Insurance Coverage for Those Affected by the Irrigation Canal Tunnel Collapse

Water in irrigation tunnel
Water flows through Goshen Irrigation District Tunnel No. 2 on June 15, 2020. (Gary Stone Photo)

2021 Crop Insurance Coverage for Those Affected by the Irrigation Canal Tunnel Collapse

On July 17, 2019, Tunnel No. 2 collapsed on the Goshen/Gering-Ft Laramie irrigation canal, leaving 107,000 acres of farmland without water for much of the 2019 growing season. Although repairs to the collapsed tunnel and two other tunnels have been made, challenges remain for irrigators relying on this system. In this article, Extension educator Jessica Groskopf discusses the timeframe of insurable production losses due to the canal collapse. 

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