Jul 31 2012
The Bureau of Reclamation has made available the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pacheco Water District Lateral 3 Canal Lining, a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Project.
Under the Proposed Action as presented in the Draft EA, Reclamation would provide grant funding to PWD for the lining of three miles of their Lateral 3 canal to reduce subsurface drain water generated within PWD. In addition, the Proposed Action would reduce aquatic weed growth and reduce the need for in-water chemical applications and channel maintenance, which would improve water management.
The area where the Proposed Action will be implemented is located within PWD boundaries, approximately 10 miles southwest of the community of Dos Palos, Calif. PWD lies within the Grassland Drainage Area and is a participating agency in the Grassland Bypass Project, through which subsurface drain water generated within the region is discharged to the San Joaquin River.
The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed online at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=9850. If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 (TTY 916-978-5608) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments are due by Monday, August 13, 2012, and may be mailed to Mr. Bradley Hubbard, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, MP-410, Sacramento, CA 95825, emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 916-978-5290.
To request a copy of the draft documents or for additional information, please contact Mr. Hubbard at 916-978-5204. Copies of the documents may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Sacramento office at the address listed above.
The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a 30-year Program (2000-2030) among 25 federal and state agencies with responsibility in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. The Program is based on four major resource management objectives that guide its actions to achieving a Delta that has a healthy ecosystem and can supply Californians with a reliable water supply. Those objectives are levee system integrity, water quality, water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration. Reclamation plays a key role as the federal lead agency for implementation of water supply reliability actions in coordination with our state CALFED partner agencies.
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