Downstream Rock Fish Passage Alternative With Whitewater Features Identified As Preferred Alternative For Price-Stubb Dam

Media Contact: Terence Stroh, 970-248-0608

For Release: May 14, 2004

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) has released for public review and comment, a revised Supplemental Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for providing endangered fish passage at the Price-Stubb Diversion Dam on the Colorado River near Palisade, Colorado.

The Price-Stubb Diversion Dam has been identified by the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program as one of three barriers to endangered fish passage in the Upper Colorado River. Restored fish passage above these diversions will allow access to approximately 50 miles of upstream critical habitat. The Recovery Program is an interagency partnership created to recover four endangered Colorado River fishes while allowing for continued and future water development.

A public meeting will be held on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Palisade Community Centerlocated at Main Street and Highway 6 in Palisade, Colorado to discuss the alternatives included in the draft EA and seek public comments. Written comments on the draft EA should be sent to the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office, 2764 Compass Drive, Grand Junction, Colorado 81506 on or before June 18, 2004. Comments may also be e-mailed to If you have any questions or would like a copy of the draft EA , please feel free to contact Terence Stroh at 970-248-0608.

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