Central North Dakota Water Supply Project

The Bureau of Reclamation in cooperation with Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion) has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the issuance of a water service contract and power contract to Garrison Diversion for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project. Reclamation is the lead Federal agency responsible for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and related federal environmental and cultural resource legislation. The EA presents the Proposed Action Alternatives and evaluates the potential impacts to the human and natural environment associated with the Proposed Action Alternatives in comparison with the No Action Alternative.

Reclamation will use this draft EA and any review comments to determine whether the project will have any significant impacts on the human and natural environment. If no significant issues are identified, Reclamation would issue a Finding of No Significant Impact. If any significant issues are identified, we may consider the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.

Reclamation defines significance in accordance with 40 CFR 1508.27.

View a digital copy of the draft EA. Hard copies of the draft EA may be obtained by calling Andrea Gue, Natural Resource Specialist, at 701-221-1223 or by requesting in writing from Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58502.

We would appreciate your review and comments on the draft EA. Note: A 15-day extension for the comment period will end on October 7, 2017. Comments may be submitted in writing to: Andrea Gue, Dakotas Area Office, P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND  58502-1017, email ague@usbr.gov, or by calling 701-221-1223.

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Last Updated: 9/21/17