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Junction City Water Control District Long-Term Irrigation Water Service Contract Environmental Assessment and FONSI

The Junction City Water Control District (District) is located in Benton and Lane counties Oregon, surrounding Junction City. It is organized under the laws of the State of Oregon to control flood water throughout the District’s boundaries. The District has created a sub-district, the Hulbert Lake Sub-District of Junction City Water Control District (Sub-District), which is organized for the purpose of delivering stored surface water for irrigation to its constituents within the smaller Sub-District boundary. The Sub-District encompasses 3,157 acres of land located within the northern portion of the District surrounding Hulbert Lake, about three miles north-northwest of Junction City.

Reclamation prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed execution of a 40-year long-term water service contract with the District in June 2013. The EA identified Alternative B – Long-term Water Service Contract as the preferred alternative. Reclamation has selected Alternative B which proposes to execute a 40-year water service contract with the Junction City Water Control District (District) to release up to 7,892.5 AF of surface water for irrigation use. This action is being undertaken in response to the needs to: 1) enhance efficiency in Reclamation’s administration of water service contracts; and 2) improve forecasts of long-term demand and availability of water by Reclamation and other agencies having responsibilities related to the Long Tom River, the Willamette River Basin Project, and the overall Willamette River watershed.

The Sub-District boundary and the included lands authorized to receive irrigation water will not change as a result of this action. No new or modified facilities will be necessary to divert and distribute the contract water, and no new lands will be irrigated that have not previously been irrigated.

 
Documents
08/2005 Junction City Water Control District Long-Term Irrigation Water Service Contract Environmental Assessment and FONSI PDF 926 kb
     
Contact

Keith R. McGowan
Environmental Protection Specialist
509-575-5848 ext. 238 (office)
509-454-5650 (fax)
kmcgowan@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Columbia-Cascades Area Office
1917 Marsh Road, CCA-1607
Yakima, WA  98901-2058

 

Last Update: June 19, 2013 9:52 AM