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Narrows Project
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The primary purpose of the Narrows Project is to enable Sanpete Water Conservancy District (SWCD) to develop an irrigation and M&I supply source for users in north Sanpete County, Utah, whereby the average annual shortages to irrigators in the project area might be reduced as nearly as possible to 5 percent, which is considered full irrigation supply for Reclamation projects. In addition to the primary purpose of supplying water to Sanpete County, the project would have the additional benefit of providing improved and additional recreation and fishery opportunities in Sanpete County.

Reclamation has received from the SWCD its original application for a SRPA loan to build the Narrows Project and a request for authorization to use withdrawn lands to construct and operate the proposed dam and reservoir. Reclamation will receive an updated application for evaluation; and, in addition, Reclamation will complete NEPA compliance. SWCD’s stated purpose and need in making its application to Reclamation serve to clarify and disclose the environmental effects of the proposed use of federal funds and lands.

The Narrows Project SDEIS describes the effects of Reclamation issuing to the SWCD a loan pursuant to the authority of the Small Reclamation Projects Act, as well as issuing to the SWCD a right of use of federal lands in accordance with Reclamation law. These Reclamation actions would facilitate the construction by SWCD of the proposed Narrows Dam and reservoir, a non-federal project proposed to be located on Gooseberry Creek in Sanpete County, Utah. The loan application and request for a right of use of federal lands by SWCD to build the Narrows Project is intended to meet the purpose of developing an irrigation and municipal and industrial supply source for water users in northern Sanpete County.

Reclamation’s release of this SDEIS does not imply either approval or denial of the Small Reclamation Projects Act loan application or the request for authorization to use withdrawn lands. If Reclamation approves the Small Reclamation Projects Act loan and right of use of federal lands in accordance with Reclamation law, and Congress appropriates the necessary funds, a supplemental water supply would be developed by SWCD.

Comments may be submitted until Tuesday, June 1, 2010 to: Bureau of Reclamation, Attention: Peter Crookston, PRO-774, 302 East 1860 South, Provo, Utah, 84606-7317; phone: 801-379-1152; facsimile: 801-379-1159; e-mail: narrowsSDEIS@usbr.gov.

Narrows Project
Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement

 
 Cover and Table of Contents (PDF)
333 KB
 Executive Summary (PDF)
395 KB
 Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need for the Project  (PDF)
490 KB
 Chapter 2 - Alternatives Considered, Including Proposed Action Alternative   (PDF)
3.0 MB
 Chapter 3 - Affected Environment/Predicted Effects  (PDF)
6.3 MB
 Chapter 4 - Consultation and Coordination (PDF)
128 KB
 Chapter 5 - List of Preparers  (PDF)
214 KB
 Chapter 6 - Bibliography, Glossary, Acronyms and Abbreviations (PDF)
330 KB
 Chapter 7 - Index   (PDF)
101 KB
 Appendix A - 1984 Compromise Agreement  (PDF)
2.3 MB
 Appendix B - Identification and Evaluation of Potential Dam Sites (PDF)
1.2 M B
 Appendix C - Biological Opinion   (PDF)
4.4 MB
 Appendix D - Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Report (PDF)
18.0 MB
 Appendix E - Cultural Resource Coordination  (PDF)
228 KB
 Appendix F - Environmental Commitments (PDF)
36 KB
   
 Entire Document  (bookmarked PDF)
58.3 MB

 

 

Last updated: May 7, 2010