Released On: August 02, 2013
Comments received from the public helped Reclamation identify issues relevant to the proposed contracts and elements of the environment that could be affected.
Both environmental documents can be found on-line at: www.usbr.gov/gp/ecao/nepa/ruedi_repayment.html
Reclamation prepared an Environmental Assessment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act on site specific effects of 17 West Slope contracts along with the administrative action of amending 31 existing Ruedi Round I and II contracts to remove the expiration date and confirm their status as perpetual repayment contracts.
Ruedi Reservoir is part of the federal Fryingpan-Arkansas Project. The reservoir helps compensate Colorado's West Slope for project diversions made further upstream in the Fryingpan River Basin and also provides storage for West Slope use. Reclamation began marketing Ruedi water to the West Slope in 1982. In 2012, Reclamation received requests from 17 West Slope entities for the remaining 19,585.5 acre-feet of available contract water in the marketable pool.
For additional information on Ruedi Reservoir, the Fryingpan-Arkansas Project, or the NEPA Process, please contact Kara Lamb, Public Information Officer, at (970) 962-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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