The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the East Side Lateral Piping Project, Phase 9 in Delta and Montrose counties. The project would replace approximately 20.4 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 draft FONSI and EA is available online at www.usbr.gov/uc/env
docs/index.html or a copy can be requested by contacting Reclamation.
Reclamation will consider all comments received by Wednesday, Oct. 24. Submit comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to: Ed Warner, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 445 West Gunnison Ave., Suite 221, Grand Junction, CO 81501.