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El Paso County Water Improvement District Number One,
Canal, Structure, and Improvement Project
Final Environmental Assessment and
Finding of No Significant Impact

The El Paso County Water Improvement District Number One (district) of Texas established in 1917, provides water by way of the Riverside Canal (canal) to approximately 50 percent of the raw water supply of the city of El Paso and t osupply irrigation water to over 45,000 acres of irrigable land. An evaluation of the canal was performed to identify weaknesses that could be corrected. These weaknesses include seepage and evaporation losses, and excess bypass waste flows from check structures. The proposed work would be partially federally funded in cooperation with Reclamation under a memorandum of Agreement. In addition, authorization and requirements for funding the project are written in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Water Resources Conservation and Improvement Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-576).

Due to excessive water losses found in the canal as a result of evaluations, the district proposes to reconstruct and then concrete line the first three miles of the canal. In addition, the district proposes to replace leaky gates and check structures which would correct inefficient deliveries.

El Paso County Water Improvement District Number One,
Canal, Structure, and Improvement Project
Final Environmental Assessment and FONSI
 
 Finding of No Significant Impact
4.0 MB
 Cover page
119 KB
 Table of Contents - Acronyms and Abbreviations
1.1 MB
 Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need for Action
3.5 MB
 Chapter 2 - Description of Alternatives Including the Proposed Alternative
4.5 MB 
 Chapter 3 - Affected Environment
4.4 MB
 Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences
4.9 MB
 Chapter 5, 6, 7, & 8 - Environmental Commitments, Consulation & Coordination, List of Preparers, References
2.1MB
 Appendix A
8.8 MB
 Appendix B
6.3 MB
 Appendix C
3.2 MB
 
 Entire Document
41 MB

 

 

Last updated: May 20, 2009