The Bureau of Reclamation must determine whether to authorize use of Federal funds pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The purpose of this Environmental Assessment is to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the proposed construction of an irrigation pipeline by the Peoples Canal Irrigation Company to replace the existing Peoples Canal in Daggett County, Utah and Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The construction of the pipeline would originate at the head of the Canal near Washam, Wyoming. The first 4.8 miles of pipeline would traverse through public and private land located west of the Henrys Fork River in Wyoming. The remaining 3.2 miles of pipeline would continue into Utah on private land with its terminus east of the Town of Manila, Utah. About 8.0 miles of pipeline would replace about 9.1 miles of existing open canal.
This EA identifies potential environmental consequences including changes to riparian vegetation, wildlife and biological productivity within seep-created riparian habitat along the Canal as well as consequences to cultural resources. The EA identifies management practices and mitigation measures that would be implemented to reduce or eliminate undesirable effects during project construction. .
|Finding of No Significant Impact||
|Memorandum of Agreement||