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

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

For Release: February 19, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for several water conservation projects along the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nev.

The EA analyzed the 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 the Reclamation-owned Rye Patch Dam and the PCWCD-owned Pitt Dam, Rogers Dam and Rogers Canal, located in Pershing County.

The comment period for the Draft EA ended on Dec. 28, 2012, and four comment letters were received on the documents; those comments have been addressed in the Final EA and FONSI.

The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed online at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email

To request a copy of the environmental documents or for additional information, please contact Julia Long at 775-884-8372 or

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The Final EA