Lake Thunderbird Critical Need Water Supply Project
The Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District (COMCD) has completed a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) document for the proposed Lake Thunderbird Critical Need Water Supply Project. The draft EA has been prepared to fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. This document will be made available for public review from June 4th to July 5th, 2010.
Written comments to the draft EA must be submitted by July 5th, 2010. Written comments can be submitted addressed to Mr. Randy Worden, District Manager, COMCD, 12500 E. Alameda, Norman, OK 73026 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMCD has the responsibility of storing water in Lake Thunderbird and supplying water from the lake to the Cities of Norman, Midwest City, and Del City. During 2006, the Lake Thunderbird watershed experienced a drought that resulted in the lowest lake level since the project was constructed. To help ensure that water will continue to be supplied to these cities during times of future critical drought, COMCD has developed the Lake Thunderbird Critical Need Water Supply Project by constructing a connection from the nearby raw water Atoka Pipeline on the east side of Lake Thunderbird, storing the water in Lake Thunderbird, and conveying the water through the existing conveyance system to these cities.
With this project, the preferred alternative would involve constructing a short buried pipeline connection from the Atoka Pipeline near Franklin Road to a discharge point in the existing Willow Creek branch of Lake Thunderbird. Compared to other action alternatives, the preferred alternative is expected to have an insignificant impact on the environment, involves no impact to wetlands, has the shortest construction period, and is the least costly.
For further information, please contact: Mr. Randy Worden, District Manager, COMCD, 12500 E. Alameda, Norman, Oklahoma 73026, Telephone: 405-329-5228 email: email@example.com.