Bureau of Reclamation Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Fish Barrier in Spring Creek

Media Contact: Patricia Cox , (623) 773-6214
John McGlothlen , (623) 773-6256

For Release: October 25, 2013

PHOENIX - Reclamation is proposing construction of a fish barrier in Spring Creek, Yavapai County, Arizona. The proposed project would be located within the Coconino National Forest north of the town of Cornville. Following construction, federally-endangered spikedace and Gila topminnow would be stocked in Spring Creek, upstream of the fish barrier, with consideration given to stocking other federally listed fish, amphibians and semi-aquatic species.

Reclamation is seeking public input to aid in the identification of key issues and possible alternatives related to the proposed project that should be considered in an upcoming environmental assessment.

Details of the proposed project can be found in a Public Scoping Notice, which can be obtained by calling Reclamation’s Environmental Resource Management Division at 623-773-6251, e-mailing jharagara@usbr.gov, or by downloading it from the Phoenix Area Office website at www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix.

Comments should be mailed to John McGlothlen at the Bureau of Reclamation, Phoenix Area Office, PXAO-1500, 6150 West Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, Ariz. 85306-4001or faxed to (623) 773-6481, no later than November 22, 2013. Questions may be directed to Mr. McGlothlen at (623) 773-6256.

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