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Reclamation Releases a Record of Decision for Narrows Dam, Sanpete County, Utah

Media Contact: Wayne Pullan, 801-379-1194, 01/04/2013 13:56

For Release: January 04, 2013

Reclamation's Provo Area Office announced today the release of the Record of Decision for the Narrows Project Final Environmental Impact Statement.

The Narrows Project is a non-federal dam and reservoir proposed by the Sanpete Water Conservancy District on Gooseberry Creek, a tributary of the Price River in central Utah. Water developed by the dam is intended to benefit irrigators and municipal water users in Sanpete County. In the FEIS Reclamation analyzed two federal actions: 1) approval or denial of a loan application under the Small Reclamation Projects Act; and 2) the licensing of SWCD's use of 304.5 acres of Reclamation withdrawn land for construction of the dam and reservoir.

In the ROD, Reclamation selected one of the federal actions and rejected the other. Reclamation will license the use of the federal land, but will not accept a loan application or fund a Small Reclamation Project Act loan. The license will be subject to a set of specific conditions described in the ROD and in the FEIS.

The ROD and FEIS are available on Reclamation's website. Questions should be directed to Mr. Wayne Pullan at 801-379-1194.

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