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Supplement to the Rio Grande Supplemental Water
Programmatic Environmental Assessment 2006 - 2011
and Finding of No Sigificant Impact

In order to improve the status and contribute to the recovery of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, two federally listed species, the Bureau of Reclamation has engaged in a Supplemental Water Program during the past decade. In February 2003, Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Programmatic Biological Assessment of the Bureau of Reclamation Water and River Maintenacee Operations, Army Corps of Engineers' FIood Control Option, and Non-federal Actions on the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, March 1,2003 - February 28, 2013. In March 2003, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued Biological and Conference Opinions on the Effects of Actions Associated with the Programmatic BA. The Reasonable and Prudent Altmtive incIudes components of the. Program which USFWS has deemed necessary to avoid the likelihood of jeopardizing the continued existed of the RGSM and the SWWF.

This Supplement to the Programmatic Supplemental Water EA, completed in 2001 by Reclamation, is intended to serve three purposes. This document will update the elements of the program, the existing mvironmentd conditions as well as the environmental consequences of the program for the identified resources. As a result, the other contents of the PEA are incorporated by reference into this supplement. The second purpose of this document is to disclose information and impacts associatsd with the ongoing Low Flow Conveyaact Channel Pumping Project. Last, the supplement discloses additional specific information on the water leasing program, This EA shall serve as the appropriate documentation for fuhue leasing activities by Reclamation for the benefit of the RGSM and the SWWF.

For more information contact: Charles Fischer, Albuquerque Area Office, 555 Broadway NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 462-3656, cfischer@uc.usbr.gov

Supplement to the Rio Grande Supplemental Water
Programmatic Environmental Assessment 2006 - 2011
and Finding of No Significant Impact
 
 Cover
154 KB
 Finding of No Significant Impact
223 KB
 Table of Contents
46 KB
 Acronyms and Abbreviations
155 KB
 Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need
1.2 MB
 Chapter 2 - Alternatives
1.7 MB
 Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
2.4 MB
 Chapter 4, 5, 6, & 7 - Environmental Commitments, Consultation and Coordination, List of      Preparers, References
701 KB
 
 Entire Document
6.5 MB

 

 

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