Released On: October 01, 2003
The Biological Assessment evaluates and describes the potential effects of Deschutes River basin project operations on threatened and endangered species, including the bald eagle, bull trout, steelhead, Canada lynx, and northern spotted owl.
Deschutes River basin project features include instream and offstream storage facilities, instream and offstream diversion structures, and irrigation canals. The primary purpose of these Reclamation projects is to supply irrigation water to lands authorized by Congress within the Deschutes River basin.
The majority of Reclamation's projects in the Pacific Northwest were constructed before passage of the Endangered Species Act. However, as part of its responsibilities under the Act, Reclamation continually evaluates the effects of its operations on endangered and threatened species.
The document will be posted on Reclamation's website at www.usbr.gov/pn or, to obtain a printed copy, email Ellen Berggren or call (208) 378-5090.
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