Reclamation Releases a Draft Environmental Assessment on a Proposed Trail System at Ridgway Reservoir

Media Contact: Jennifer Hamilton, 970-248-0651
Justyn Hock, 970-248-0625

For Release: June 24, 2013

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Reclamation announced today that it released a draft environmental assessment on a proposed trail system at Ridgway Reservoir. Reclamation along with Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing to construct and manage five miles of hiking and biking trails on the east side of Highway 550, across from the Dutch Charlie campground near Ridgway, Colo. Three miles of the proposed trail system will compliment an adjacent Bureau of Land Management trail project, which will result in 20 miles of new trails in the area.

The draft supplemental environmental assessment is available on our website under environmental documents or a copy can be received by contacting Jennifer Hamilton with Reclamation in Grand Junction at (970) 248-0651 or

Reclamation will consider all comments received prior to preparing a final environmental assessment. Comments can be submitted to the email address above or to: Ed Warner, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 2764 Compass Drive, Suite 106, Grand Junction, CO 81506. Comments are due by July 12, 2013.

# # #

Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @USBR.