Bureau of Reclamation seeks public comments on proposed Native Fish Restoration Project in central Arizona

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

For Release: June 27, 2014

PHOENIX - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed fish barrier in Spring Creek, Yavapai County, Arizona. The proposed project is located within the Coconino National Forest north of the town of Cornville. Following construction, federally-endangered spikedace and Gila topminnow fish would be stocked in Spring Creek upstream of the fish barrier. The proposed project also considers stocking other federally listed fish, amphibians and semi-aquatic species.

Details of the proposed project are available in the draft Environmental Assessment. To request a copy, call Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Office at (623) 773-6251, or e-mail ggonzalez@usbr.gov. The draft EA is also on the internet at www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix.

Written comments should be sent by July 28, 2014 to John McGlothlen at Reclamation’s Phoenix Area Office, PXAO-1500, 6150 West Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4001, or faxed to (623) 773-6481.

For further information or questions call John McGlothlen at (623) 773-6256.

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