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Farson/Eden Salinity Control Project
E-7, E-8, and Westside Laterals, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Environmental Assessment

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This document is an Environmental Assessment analyzing the potential effects of the Farson/Eden Canal Salinity Control project, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.  The federal action is whether the Bureau of Reclamation should authorize the use of Federal funds to replace the Eden Canal’s existing E-7, E-8, and Westside laterals with a pipeline. This EA has been prepared as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior regulations implementing NEPA. This EA will analyze the potential impacts of the proposed action. As required by the NEPA implementing regulations, if potentially significant impacts to the environment are identified, an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared. If no significant impacts are identified, a Finding of No Significant Impact will be issued by Reclamation. The purpose of the proposed action is to replace the existing unlined earthen E-7, E-8, and Westside laterals with a pipeline. This pipeline would reduce seepage which dissolves salts in the soils and eventually carries the salts to the Upper Colorado River Basin. The need for the proposed action is to reduce the salinity contributions to the Upper Colorado River Basin that result from the existing Eden Canal laterals, consistent with the purposes of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program. 


 Environmental Assessment
3.1 MB
 Finding of No Significant Impact
246 KB
 Electrical Alignment Addendum
6.5 MB



Last updated: May 10, 2012