Reclamation Releases Environmental Document on Lahontan State Recreation Area Aquatic Invasive Species Wash Station

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, MP Region Public Affairs Officer,

For Release: February 11, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment on allowing Nevada State Parks to construct a watercraft decontamination station for aquatic invasive species, to be located at the Silver Springs entrance station to the Lahontan State Recreation Area. The Lahontan State Recreation Area is located approximately 18 miles west of Fallon, Nev., and 45 miles east of Carson City. The project area is south of Silver Springs, off US Highway 95 Alt.

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed online at If you encounter problems accessing the document online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email The EA is also available for public review at the Churchill County Library, 553 South Maine Street, Fallon, NV 89406, 775-423-7581, and the City of Fernley City Hall, 595 Silver Lace Blvd, Fernley, NVĀ 89408, 775-784-9800.

Written comments on the EA must be received by close of business Friday, Mar. 1, and should be mailed to Andrea Minor, Bureau of Reclamation, 705 N. Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, NV 89701-4015, or faxed to 775-882-7592, or emailed to For additional information, please contact Minor at 775-884-8366 or

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