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Spring Creek Watershed

Spring Creek Watershed

The Spring Creek Watershed Joint District No. 16 rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Dam (FRD) R-1 is a federally assisted action authorized for planning under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566 (PL-83-566), as amended by Section 313 of Public Law 106-472, the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000, and in accordance with Section 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Public Law 91-190, as amended (42 USC 43221 et seq.). These acts authorize the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide technical and financial assistance to local project sponsors. Sponsoring local organizations (SLOs) of the Spring Creek Rehabilitation Project are the Spring Creek Watershed Joint District No. 16, Sedgwick County Conservation District, and Reno County Conservation District.

An environmental assessment was undertaken in conjunction with the development of supplement to the original watershed plan. This assessment was conducted in consultation with local, state, tribal governments, and federal agencies as well as with interested organizations and individuals. Upon consideration of the affected environment, alternatives, environmental consequences, and comments and coordination with concerned public and agencies, the Kansas State Conservationist for NRCS, found that the proposed action is not a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, and has determined that an environmental impact statement for the Spring Creek Watershed Plan is not required.

For further information relating to the project action, please refer to the Environmental Assessment. No administrative action on implementation of the proposed action will be taken until 15 days after the date of publication of the Notice of Availability in the local news media.

If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Debbie Newton at 785-823-4503.

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Notice of Availability (PDF; 68 KB)
Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF; 364 KB)
Watershed Agreement (PDF; 816 KB)
Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment, Supplement No. 3 (PDF; 1.5 MB)