Bureau of Reclamation issues Finding of No Significant Impact on proposed Fish Barrier in Redfield Canyon

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

For Release: July 06, 2011

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a FONSI on a proposal to construct a fish barrier in a remote section of Redfield Canyon, Graham County, Arizona. The site of the proposed fish barrier is 32 miles north of Benson, Arizona.

The fish barrier is intended to protect populations of endangered Gila chub, threatened loach minnow, and threatened spikedace that occupy portions of the Redfield Canyon drainage.

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

A copy of the FONSI and final Environmental Assessment can be obtained by calling Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office 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.

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