Reclamation releases draft Environmental Assessment for Clipper Center Lateral Pipeline Project

Media Contact: Justyn Liff, 970-248-0625,
Lesley McWhirter, 970-248-0608,

For Release: December 21, 2018

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. - The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment on the Clipper Center Lateral Pipeline Project located in Delta County, Colorado. The project would replace approximately 4.3 miles of open irrigation ditch with buried pipe. The purpose of the project is to prevent seepage and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Basin.

The draft FONSI and EA is available online at or a copy can be requested by contacting Reclamation.

Reclamation will consider all comments received by Monday, January 21, 2019. Submit comments by email to or to: Ed Warner, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 445 West Gunnison Ave, Suite 221, Grand Junction, CO 81501.

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