Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment as Part of the Terminal Dam Corrective Action Study

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region PAO, 916-978-5100

For Release: April 10, 2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed geotechnical and geophysical investigations at Terminal Dam, located in Solano County near the city of Fairfield. The Terminal Dam Facility consists of two earthen embankment dams and a small reservoir.

The purpose of the proposed action is to collect geotechnical data of the dam embankments and their foundations and geophysical data on the Green Valley Fault mapped in the vicinity of the Terminal Dam Facility. The proposed investigations are part of Reclamation’s Terminal Dam Corrective Action Study.

The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available for public review at If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 or e-mail

Please send written comments by close of business Friday, April 27, 2012, to Ms. Andrea Meier, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-152, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may also be e-mailed to Ms. Meier at

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA, please contact Ms. Meier at 916-978-5041 (TTY 916-978-5608). The draft document may also be viewed at Reclamation's Sacramento office at the above address.

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Draft EA