Entiat River Offspring Water Wells Implementation Environmental Assessment & FONSI

The Bureau of Reclamation issued an environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a proposed action in Chelan County, Washington, north of the town of Entiat. The FONSI briefly describes the Proposed Action, the alternatives considered, the scoping process, Reclamation’s consultation and coordination activities, and Reclamation’s finding. The Final Environmental Assessment (EA) fully documents the analyses.

Reclamation provided technical assistance to the Cascadia Conservation District (CCD) to replace a surface water irrigation diversion with a groundwater well site located on the private property of Jim Gollaher. Funding for this surface water diversion to groundwater well project was provided by the America Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and these actions support Reclamation’s commitments under the 2008 Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp). The wells were drilled on sites prepared by the CCD, located approximately five to six miles north of Entiat, Washington. The fish entrainment issues associated with diversion and screens along the river will be eliminated by moving the points of diversion from the river. This project has been completed.

10/2008 Entiat River Offstream Water Wells Implementation EA and FONSI PDF 1013 kb


Gretchen Fitzgerald
(208) 383-2231

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
230 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702-4520

Last Updated: 8/21/15