Reclamation Releases Environmental Documents on Construction of Wells at Elk Valley Rancheria

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100 TTY 916- 978-5608

For Release: May 13, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) on the construction of new wells at the Elk Valley Rancheria to help provide water for livestock and irrigation.  The Elk Valley Rancheria is located in Crescent City, California.  This project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Final EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online.  If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call at 916-978-5100 or e-mail

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA/FONSI, please contact Mr. Brian Buttazoni at 916-978-5040 (TTY 916-978-5608).  Copies of the final documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Regional Office at 2800 Cottage Way in Sacramento, California.

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Relevant Link:

NEPA Document