Proposed Falls Irrigation District Snake River Plain Aquifer Wells Project

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau of Reclamation issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the construction and operation of three wells to pump water from the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer into Falls Irrigation District’s existing canal distribution system. The project area is located in southeast Idaho near American Falls, approximately 22 miles southwest of Pocatello, Idaho.

The selected action to construct and operate the three wells would provide a reliable source of late season irrigation water to the Falls Irrigation District patrons when American Falls Reservoir levels cannot supplement irrigation water for delivery late in the season.

Reclamation issued a 30-day public comment period in Oct. 2018. The final EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Documents
12/2018 Snake River Plain Aquifer Wells Project Falls Irrigation District Final EA and FONSI PDF 7.05 mb
10/2018 Snake River Plain Aquifer Wells Project Falls Irrigation District Draft EA PDF 7.05 mb


Contact

Richard Jackson
Natural Resource Specialist
(208) 383-2285
rjackson@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
230 Collins Road
Boise ID 83702-4520


Last Updated: 12/10/18