Reclamation makes Draft EA/FONSI Available for Water Conservation Field Service Grant to Reclamation District

Media Contact: Michelle H. Light, 916-978-5100

For Release: November 18, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to award a Water Conservation Field Service Grant to the Henry Miller Reclamation District for a project that would upgrade flow rate and water quality monitoring equipment at two locations within its district boundaries. The data collected from the upgraded devices would be used for efficient programming, and reduce time spent on water monitoring, prevent spills, and help ensure accurate water deliveries. The Draft EA and Draft FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and are available for public review and comment.

The Draft EA and Draft FONSI are available online at If you encounter problems accessing documents online, please contact Ms. Lynnette Wirth at 916-978-5102 or

Please send written comments to Ms. Shauna McDonald, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721, by Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Comments may also be faxed to Ms. McDonald at 559-487-5397, or e-mailed to For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA and Draft FONSI, please contact Ms. McDonald at 559-487-5202 (TDD 559-487-5933). Copies of the draft documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Fresno office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721.

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