Regional Watershed Supply Project - Update

posted May 15, 2009
by Nathan Fey

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The US Army Corps of Engineers announced the scoping comment period has been extended to July 27, 2009 and two additional scoping meetings will be conducted.
 
Additional scoping meetings have been scheduled in both Grand Junction and Craig, Colorado at the following locations and times:
 
June 10, 2009                     
6:30pm to 9pm                   

601 Yampa Ave
Craig, CO
               
June 11, 2009                     

Mesa County Fairgrounds
6:30pm to 9pm                   

2785 US Hwy 50
Grand Junction, CO
 
Previous scoping meetings were held:
April 14, 2009 – Green River, WY
April 15, 2009 – Vernal, UT
April 16, 2009 – Laramie, WY
April 20, 2009 – Fort Collins, CO
April 21, 2009 – Denver, CO
April 22, 2009 – Pueblo, CO
 
The Million Conservation Resource Group (MCRG), a private entity, is pursuing construction of the Regional Watershed Supply Project to provide additional water supply to southeastern Wyoming and the Front Range of Colorado. The water, which would be diverted from the Green River, would consist of the currently unused portion of the Upper Colorado River Compact waters allocated to Wyoming and Colorado. The states of Colorado and Wyoming will determine how much water is available to their respective states. 
Additional project information on the proposal is available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory website here.

 

Because this is a secure Army website, you may get a “Certificate Error” when first visiting the Corps website. It is safe to click to continue, and this will link you to the Corps EIS website.
 
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program administers Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, regulating the discharge of dredged or fill material in wetlands, streams, rivers, and other aquatic resources across the nation. Any individual or agency, public or private, must receive authorization from the Corps before conducting such discharges, and documentation of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) must occur before a permit may be issued. The Corps has determined that the project must undergo the highest level of permit review, an environmental impact statement (EIS). The Corps’ role in this process is to develop a thorough, balanced study that can guide the agency in making an informed decision about whether to approve or deny the permit. The Corps is neither an opponent nor a proponent of this project and no Federal Funds would be used to construct the project, if a permit is issued.
 

For additional information, comment submittal or questions, please contact:

Ms. Rena Brand, Project Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District

Denver Regulatory Office

9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

Littleton, Colorado 80128-6901

(303) 979-4120

Email address for comments: MCRG.EIS@usace.army.mil



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