Reclamation releases draft environmental documents for contracts to convey and exchange non-project water through Klamath Project

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release: February 09, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing a Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact to disclose potential environmental effects and solicit public comments associated with five-year contracts for conveying and exchanging non-project water through Klamath Project facilities.

Reclamation would allow irrigation districts and individuals to convey and exchange non-project water through Klamath Project facilities for existing excess capacity through these five-years-or-less contracts. The proposed contracts would expire by 2022.

The documents are available at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=21661.

Comments are due by close of business Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Written comments may be mailed to Kirk Young, Bureau of Reclamation, 6600 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603 or emailed to byoung@usbr.gov or faxed to 541-884-9053.

For additional information or to request document copies, please contact Young at 541-880-2589 (TTY 800-877-8339) or byoung@usbr.gov. The documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office at the above address.

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