(509) 575-5848 ext.210
Released On: August 19, 2004
The purpose of the proposed action is to enhance anadromous fish habitat in Taneum Creek below the Taneum Canal Company diversion during winter months. Currently, TCC has a legal right to divert the majority of winter flows out of Taneum Creek, leaving the creek nearly dry at times. When this occurs, these conditions may prevent anadromous fish from using the creek for passage, rearing, and spawning activities.
Two alternatives were analyzed in the Draft EA: the no action alternative, which assumes that no federal action will take place; and the preferred alternative which is to purchase the winter stock water right. Under the preferred alternative, Reclamation would purchase 10 acre-feet winter stock water right from the TCC to be left in the lower reach of Taneum Creek. The water would be diverted at a maximum rate of 30 cubic feet per second between November and February.
To ask questions about the EA, or to request a copy of the document, please contact: Corey Carmack, Bureau of Reclamation, 1917 Marsh Road, Yakima WA 98901, (509) 575-5848 ext. 210, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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