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The Centennial Reservoir, if built, would inundate a stretch of the Bear River between two existing dams.

An initial review of the Nevada Irrigation District’s application in pursuit of state funding for the proposed Centennial Dam showed that the project may not qualify for any money by the California Water Commission’s standards, which could leave the bill for the $342 million reservoir entirely in NID’s hands.

The Water Commission on Friday released initial reviews of all 11 projects that are currently in the running for Water Storage Investment Program money, which funds the “public benefits” of proposed water storage projects.