Finding of No Significant Impact
Green River Pumping Project
The Uintah Water Conservancy District located in Uintah County, Utah, has requested a temporary contract from the Bureau of Reclamation for water service from Flaming Gorge Reservoir, an initial unit of the Colorado River Storage Project. The district has identified a need for development of increased irrigation water in the western portion of Uintah County, Utah. This temporary contract would be for up to 10,000 acre feet per year of water for use at its new Green River Pumping Project, for a period not to exceed five years.
The water service contract would be for a maximum of five years. Water would be pumped from the Green River through a series of pipelines to supplement existing supplies from the Uinta and Whiterocks Rivers. To distribute this water, a new intake structure for the GRPP would be constructed on the Green River near Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 20 miles below the Jensen gauge near Jensen, Utah. Lands in the Ouray Park Irrigation Company, Uintah River Irrigation Company, and Whiterocks Irrigation Company would receive GRPP water.