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Lower Colorado Region
Boulder City, Nev.
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Patricia Cox
(623) 773-6214
John McGlothlen
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Released On: August 27, 2010

San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District Proposes Rehabilitation of Major Irrigation Facilities
The San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District is proposing to reconstruct and line several of the major canals within the off-reservation portion of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The proposed project also includes relocating laterals or placing reaches of laterals in pipeline to accommodate changes in land use within the San Carlos Irrigation and Drainage District service area. The project is being funded by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Input from the public is desired to aid in the identification of key issues and possible alternatives related to the proposed project that should be considered in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). A scoping meeting will be held to solicit public input on the scope of the environmental review, including alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the EIS. The scoping meeting will be a 4-hour open house. The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10 am to 2 pm, at the Coolidge Police Department, City Council Chambers, 911 South Arizona Boulevard, Coolidge, Arizona.

Information regarding the proposed project can be found in the Public Scoping Notice, which can be obtained by calling Reclamation's Environmental Resource Management Division at (623) 773-6251, by e-mailing jharagara@usbr.gov or by downloading it from the Phoenix Area Office website at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix.

Comments should be mailed to John McGlothlen at the Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, PXAO-1500, 6150 West Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ. 85306-4001or faxed to (623) 773-6481, no later than October 18, 2010.

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