Phoenix Area Office - Reports, Studies, Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments
White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural
Water System Environmental Impact Statement
The purpose of the White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System project (RWS Project) is to provide a reliable supply of potable water to communities located on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, including Whiteriver, Fort Apache, Canyon Day, Cedar Creek, Carrizo, and Cibecue. Key features of the RWS Project will include construction and operation of a dam (Miner Flat Dam) and storage reservoir on the North Fork of the White River, water treatment facilities, and a distribution system consisting of pipelines, pumping stations, and water tanks. Title III of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 designated the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead Federal agency with respect to ensuring compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations associated with implementation of the RWS Project. Because of the scale of the proposed RWS Project, the Bureau of Reclamation must prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
This web page will provide timely and up-to-date information on the NEPA process for the RWS Project. For more information, please click on the links below.
RWS Project Information and EIS Schedule
Federal Register Notice of Intent -
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version
- News Release
- Scoping Notice and Public Meetings
If you wish to have your name added to the RWS Project EIS mailing list please contact:
Mr. John McGlothlen
Bureau of Reclamation - Phoenix Area Office
6150 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, Arizona 85306