Bureau of Reclamation issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Rehabilitation of San Carlos Project Facilities

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

For Release: August 10, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on planned Phase 1 rehabilitation of San Carlos Irrigation Project Facilities near the Town of Florence, Pinal County, Arizona. The project includes repair of Ashurst-Hayden Diversion Dam and construction of a sediment processing and storage facility adjacent to the headworks of the Florence-Casa Grande Canal. A draft Environmental Assessment was released for public review on June 28, 2010. Reclamation received three comment letters.

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 jharagara@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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