Final EIS on SDS pipeline available to public

Media Contact: Kara Lamb, 970-962-4326

For Release: December 12, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Southern Delivery System, a proposed water delivery pipeline that would run from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, to the public this afternoon at 3 p.m. To access the Final EIS and the Final EIS Summary, please visit

Reclamation, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management, analyzed the environmental effects of seven alternatives, including No Action. Reclamation has identified the Participants Proposed Action, a pipeline from Pueblo Dam, as the preferred alternative in the Final EIS. The Final EIS was prepared by Reclamation, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

A compact disc or printed copy of the FEIS Summary or full FEIS may be requested at the address below:

Bureau of Reclamation Attention: Ms. Kara Lamb Eastern Colorado Area Office 11056 W. County Road 18E Loveland, CO 80537-9711

For more information on the Final EIS, please visit the website or contact Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326.

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Relevant Link:

Southern Delivery Environmental Impact Statement