Salt Lake City, Utah
(970) 259-1110 x. 1008
Released On: June 03, 2011
The field work will include ground surveys, geological and geophysical surveys, archaeological surveys, and subsurface exploration. Test pits, approximately 10 feet deep, will be excavated along the alignment and will be backfilled once testing is complete. The estimated duration of this work is three to four weeks.
The NGWSP was authorized for construction by Public Law 111-11 as a major component of the Navajo Nation San Juan River Basin Water Rights Settlement in New Mexico. Once completed, the NGWSP will provide a reliable municipal, industrial, and domestic water supply to 43 Navajo Nation chapters, including the Window Rock, AZ area, the city of Gallup, NM the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, and the southwest portion of the Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation. These areas currently rely on a rapidly depleting groundwater supply that is of poor quality and inadequate to meet the current and future needs. The authorizing legislation requires completion of construction of all NGWSP features no later than December 31, 2024.
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