Bureau of Reclamation Issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Plan to Repair Captain Tom Dam

Media Contact: Patricia Cox , (623) 773-6214
John McGlothlen, (623) 773-6256

For Release: May 22, 2009

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on a proposal to correct safety deficiencies associated with Captain Tom Dam on the Navajo Nation in San Juan County, New Mexico. Proposed corrective measures include replacing the outlet works and stabilizing the embankment on the existing dam. A revised draft Environmental Assessment was released in March 2009. No public comments were received on the revised draft Environmental Assessment.

A copy of the final Environmental Assessment and FONSI can be obtained by calling Reclamation's Environmental Resource Management Division at 623-773-6251, e-mailing rkonst@usbr.gov , or by downloading the documents from the Phoenix Area Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/

Questions may be directed to Mr. John McGlothlen of Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office Environmental Resource Management Division, at (623) 773-6256.

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