Executive Order 3355 requires completion of an EIS 365 days after the publication of the Notice of Intent.
Up to 165 cfs (120,000 acre-feet per year); from the State’s intake on the river, from the intake on the McClusky Canal or a combination of the two.
These potential impacts will be evaluated as part of the EIS process.
The State indicated there is a possible cost savings in construction, operation and maintenance. Yes, the State’s project includes a river intake near Washburn, and they have obtained permits for their project (http://rrvwsp.com/).
Central North Dakota Project is being developed as planned.
No. The request by the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District for 145 cfs of water for ENDAWS would be in addition to the Central North Dakota Project water need (20 cfs).
Yes, the Garrison Diversion Unit facilities (i.e. Snake Creek Pumping Plant, McClusky Canal, Audubon Lake) are designed to deliver more than 2,000 cfs of water.
Reclamation may identify a preferred alternative in the draft EIS when it is distributed for public review or it may choose to wait and identify the preferred alternative in the final EIS.
The preferred alternative will be selected by Reclamation.
A depletion analysis of the Missouri River Basin is part of the EIS analysis.
Bureau of Reclamation
Dakotas Area Office
304 East Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501