Reclamation Releases a Draft Environmental Assessment on C Ditch/Needle Rock Pipeline Project
Media Contact: Terry Stroh, 970-248-0608
Justyn Hock, 970-248-0625
For Release: August 13, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Reclamation announced today that it released a draft EA on the C Ditch/Needle Rock Pipeline Project in Delta County, Colo. The project involves replacing a total of approximately 14,669 lineal feet of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe. The project will improve the efficiency of water delivery to ditch users and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Region.
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 Friday, August 23, 2013.
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