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Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project Planning Report and
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

A long-term sustainable water supply is needed for the area to support current and future populations.  The proposed project would be designed to serve a future population of approximately 250,000 people by the year 2040.  Existing groundwater supplies are dwindling, have limited capacity, and are of poor quality.  More than 40 percent of Navajo households rely on water hauling to meet daily water needs.  The city of Gallup’s groundwater levels have dropped approximately 200 feet over the past 10 years, and the supply is not expected to meet current water demands within the decade.  The Jicarilla Apache people are currently not able to live and work outside the Town of Dulce on the reservation because of a lack of water supply.

The proposed project would convey a reliable M&I water supply to the eastern section of the Navajo Nation, the southwestern part of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and the city of Gallup via diversions from the San Juan River in northern New Mexico.  The Navajo Nation, city of Gallup, and the Jicarilla Apache Nation are part of the project Steering Committee that assisted in preparation of portions of this document.

Navajo Nation communities and the city of Gallup rely on a rapidly depleting groundwater supply that is inadequate to meet present needs and anticipated growth.  Other water sources are needed to meet current and future M&I demands of more than 43 Navajo chapters, including the communities of Fort Defiance and Window Rock in Arizona, the city of Gallup, and the Teepee Junction area of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.

The proposed project would deplete approximately 35,893 acre–feet of water annually from the San Juan River (Navajo Nation – 27,193 acre-feet, Jicarilla Apache Nation – 1,200 acre-feet, city of Gallup – 7,500 acre-feet).  Based on the expected populations in the year 2040, the proposed project would serve approximately 203,000 people in 43 chapters in the Navajo Nation, 1,300 people in the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and approximately 47,000 people in the city of Gallup.

Cost and Economic Update to 2007 Prices of the Planning Report and Draft EIS
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Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project
Planning Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statment


 
 VOLUME 1 - Planning Report and Draft EIS  
 Cover Pages   (PDF)
489 KB
 Filing Page   (PDF)
101 KB
 Map   (PDF)
361 KB
 Acronyms and Abbreviations    (PDF)
166 KB
 Executive Summary   (PDF)
480 KB
 Table of Contents    (PDF)
442 KB
 Chapter 1 - Introduction    (PDF)
987 KB
 Chapter 2 - Need for Action    (PDF)
996 KB
 Chapter 3 - Opportunities/Resources and Constraints   (PDF)
825 KB
 Chapter 4 - Alternatives    (PDF)
2.6 MB
 Chapter 5 - Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences  (PDF)
4.1 MB
 Chapter 6 - Environmental Commitments and Mitigation Measures    (PDF)
360 KB
 Chapter 7 - Consultation and Coordination   (PDF)
1.0 MB
 Chapter 8 - Permits, Approvals, Regulatory Requirements    (PDF)
453 KB
 List of Preparers   (PDF)
329 KB
 Bibliography    (PDF)
390 KB
 Glossary    (PDF)
365 KB
 Attachment List    (PDF)  
293 KB  
 Attachment A - Memorandum of Agreement    (PDF)
478 KB
 Attachment B - Resolutions of the Upper Colorado River Commission    (PDF)
839 KB
 Attachment C - Letter from Jicarilla Apache Tribe to Reclamation   (PDF)
351 KB
 Attachment D - Letter from President of Navajo Nation and Mayor of City of Gallup    (PDF)
353 KB
 Attachment E - Letter from Upper Colorado Regional Director   (PDF)
339 KB
 Attachment F - Preferred Alternative    (PDF)
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 Attachment G - Screening Report   (PDF)
472 KB
 Attachment H - Vegetation    (PDF)
380 KB
 Attachment I - List of Wildlife Found in the Project Area and Habitat Associations   (PDF)
319 KB
 Attachment J - Soil and Geology Descriptions    (PDF)
343 KB
 
 Entire Volume 1 Document   (PDF)
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 VOLUME 2 - Technical Appendices to the Planning Report and Draft EIS
 Cover and List of Appendices   (PDF)
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 Appendix A - Technical Memorandum  [ Entire Appendix ]   (PDF)

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 Appendix B - Appraisals Level Designs and Cost Estimates   (PDF)
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 Appendix C part 1 - Fish and Wildlife Service Memorandum  December 2002   (PDF)
751 KB
 Appendix C part 2 - Fish and Wildlife Service Memorandum   January 2005    (PDF)
2.0 MB
 Appendix C part 3 - Draft Biological Opinion    (PDF)
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 Appendix D part 1 - Allocation of Capital and OM&R Costs Among Project Participants   (PDF)
1.4MB
 Appendix D part 2 - Economic Benefit/Cost Analysis    (PDF)
632 KB
 Appendix D part 3 - Financial and Repayment Analysis    (PDF)
543 KB
 Appendix D part 4 - Social Impacts from the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project    (PDF)
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 Entire Volume 2 Document    (PDF)
18.2 MB
 
 
 Cost and Economic Update to 2007 Prices of the Planning Report and Draft EIS
 Cover pages   (PDF)
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 Frontispiece Map   (PDF)
380KB 
 Acronyms and Abbreviations   (PDF)
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 Executive Summary   (PDF)
596KB 
 Attachment F - Preferred Alternative   [ Entire Document ]  (PDF)
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 Appendix D -   [ Entire Appendix ]  (PDF)
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 Entire Cost and Economics Update to 2007 Prices... Document   (PDF)
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Last updated: November 6, 2007