East Canyon Reservoir Water Intake Structure and
Finding of No Significant Impact
The purpose of the proposed action is to authorize Summit Water Distribution Company SWDC to build and operate facilities to deliver water to the Park City/Snyderville Basin area. The need for the proposed action is a growing demand for water in the Park City/Snyderville Basin area due to population growth and increased development of recreation facilities and vacation homes.
The scope of analysis in this EA is limited to consideration of whether or not Reclamation should authorize SWDC to proceed with their proposed new intake structure and pipeline and appurtenant facilities on Reclamation property. A number of studies over the years, most recently the February 2006 Special Report, published by Reclamation, have discussed and analyzed how to meet the growing demand for water in this area over the next 50 years. There are a number of possibilities for providing new sources of water for the Park City/Snyderville Basin area, which might involve Federal, state, or local government entities, or which could be developed by the private sector. These alternative water sources are also available to meet the need and growth trends if Reclamation did not grant SWDC permission.
Final Environmental Assessment
East Canyon Reservoir Water Intake Structure and FONSI
|Table of Contents||
|Chapter 1 - Need for Proposed Action and Background||
|Chapter 2 - Proposed Action and Alternatives||
|Chapter 3 - Affected Environment and Environmental Effects||
|Chapter 4 - Environmental Commitments||
|Chapter 5, 6, & 7 - Consultation and Coordination, Preparers, References||
|Appendix A - East Canyon Reservoir Hydrology Analysis||
|Appendix B - Water Quality Modeling Using CE-QUAL-W2||
|Finding of No Significant Impact||