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Upper Colorado Region
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Terry Stroh
970-248-0608
Justyn Hock
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Released On: June 09, 2014

Reclamation Releases a Draft Environmental Assessment for Piping the Minnesota Canal Extension Ditch
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Reclamation announced today that it has released a draft environmental assessment on piping Minnesota Canal and Reservoir Company's extension ditch located in Delta County, Colo. The project involves replacing approximately 3.8 miles of unlined earthen canal with buried water pipeline. The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of water delivery to canal users and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Basin.

The draft environmental assessment is available on our web site or a copy can be received by contacting Reclamation.

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, 445 West Gunnison Ave, Suite 221, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Comments are due by Monday, June 30, 2014.

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