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Water District No. 11 Bear River for Innvoative
WaterConservation Measures
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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Water District No. 11 has asked the Bureau of Reclamation, Provo Area Office, to approve its proposal to usefederal funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to make improvements to its canal system in Franklin, Caribou, and Bear Lake counties, Idaho. This environemental assessment, prepeared in accordance with the Nationala Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Department of the Interior regulations implementing NEPA, analyzes and discloses the potential effects of the proposed project to the human environment.

The proposed action is needed to improve water delivery and efficiency. The purpose of the project is for Water District No. 11 to use American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds to install measuring devices and improve efficiencies by replacing open ditch with pipelines. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to conserve water, increase availability of water, increase the efficiency of the existing facilities, and replace deteriorated facilities before they can no longer function.

 Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact
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Last updated: April 27, 2010