Reclamation issues NEPA documents for Big Horn and Hanover Irrigation District Contract Renewals

Media Contact: Coleman W. Smith, Jr., (307) 261-5671

For Release: April 15, 2013

MILLS, Wyo. -- Reclamation has announced the release of the final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Big Horn Canal Irrigation District and Hanover Irrigation District Water Service Contract Renewals.

According to Environmental Specialist Laurie Schwieger, Reclamation prepared the EA/FONSI to evaluate the environmental effects of renewing the water service contracts.

"Renewing the contracts will only result in administrative or financial changes to the contracts," Schwieger said.

The public may view the EA/FONSI at Reclamation's Wyoming Area Office located at 705 Pendell Blvd., Mills, Wyo.

Inquiries for additional information may be submitted to Reclamation at the following address: Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, Wyo., 82644-1630.

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