Reclamation Releases Environmental Document on Humboldt River Water Conservation Projects in Nevada

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer, 916-978-5100

For Release: December 04, 2012

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment on various water conservation projects along the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nev. The EA will analyze effects of authorizing Pershing County Water Conservation District to spend federal grant funds to upgrade facilities, improve overall water use management and decrease water loss in the Humboldt Project area.

The project is intended to modify and upgrade a number of facilities, including Reclamation-owned Rye Patch Dam and the PCWCD-owned Pitt Dam, Rogers Dam and Rogers Canal. Additional details are available in the EA.

The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at If you encounter problems accessing the document, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email The Draft EA is also available for public review at the Pershing County Library, 1125 Central Ave., Lovelock, Nevada, 89419 (775-273-2216).  

Written comments on the Draft EA are due by close of business Friday, December 28, 2012, and should be mailed to Julia Long, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701-4015, faxed to 775-884-8389 or emailed to For additional information or to request a copy, please contact Long at 775-884-8372 or

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The Draft EA