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My turn: The power of local control — how ownership of Sly Park makes this possible

By November 01, 2013

Recently, EID celebrated its 10-year anniversary of ownership of Sly Park. A decade ago, EID purchased the Sly Park Unit from the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Why was this purchase so important, you might ask? It boils down to two words — local control. When the Sly Park Unit was first built in 1955, it was owned by the federal government under the control of USBR, even though from the beginning EID managed and operated the entire unit.

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