Reclamation issues Fire Mountain findings

By Press Release

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a final Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Fire Mountain Canal Salinity Reduction Piping Project located in Delta County. The project will replace approximately 3.67 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe. The purpose of the project is to prevent seepage and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Basin.

The final EA/FONSI was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available online at, or a copy can be requested by contacting Reclamation. Additionally, historical and photographic documentation on the Fire Mountain Canal is available at