Reclamation Releases a Final Environmental Assessment for Piping Parts of the Clipper Ditch

Media Contact: Terry Stroh, 970-248-0608
Justyn Hock, 970-248-0625

For Release: May 01, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Reclamation announced today that it has released a final environmental assessment on the Clipper Ditch Pipeline Project, part of the Crawford Project in Delta County, Colo. The project involves replacing approximately 3.5 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried water pipeline. The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of water delivery to ditch users and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Basin.

The final environmental assessment is available on our website or a copy can be received by contacting Reclamation.

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