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Released On: January 23, 2012

Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents for Pelger Mutual Water Company and Sutter Mutual Water Company Groundwater Projects
The Bureau of Reclamation today released a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (Final EA/FONSI) for Pelger Mutual Water Company (PMWC) & Sutter Mutual Water Company (SMWC) Groundwater Production Element Projects, a Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Program Grant.

The Draft EA and FONSI were released for a 30-day public review on September 28, 2011; two comment letters were received on the document, and those comments have been addressed in the FONSI.

Reclamation proposes to provide the Grant funding for the installation of one new groundwater production well in the PMWC service area and one groundwater monitoring well in the SMWC service area. This project would improve the flexibility and reliability of PMWC’s and SMWC’s water supply, particularly during dry and critically dry water years.

The Final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=8341. If you encounter problems accessing the documents, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or e-mail mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to request a copy of the Final EA and/or FONSI, please contact Shelly Hatleberg at 916-978-5050 or e-mail shatleberg@usbr.gov.

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