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Colorado River Salinity Control Program (CRSCP) | UTAH NRCS

Key Provisions: 

The primary goal of the Colorado River Salinity Control Program is to reduce salinity concentrations in the Colorado River. The Bureau of Reclamation is the federal agency with the primary lead and responsibility to implement the program. In partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation is the Natural Resources Conservation Service with on-farm salinity control responsibilities funded primarily through EQIP allocations to approved salinity project areas. Other partners in this effort include the Colorado River Salinity Control Forum, and State of Utah Department of Agriculture and Food with responsibilities to administer Basin Parallel Program funds.


Eligibility: 

The Bureau of Reclamation provides for "Funding Opportunity Announcements" for salinity control project proposals throughout the entire Colorado River Basin. Contact; Ben Radcliffe, BOR Provo Area Office (801-379-1213) or Kib Jacobson, Upper Colorado Regional Office Salt Lake City (801-524-3753).

The NRCS provides applications for eligible agricultural producers to sign up for EQIP Salinity Control Funding on a continual basis. Lands considered for enrollment for EQIP-Salinity Control must be located in approved salinity control areas and meet specific EQIP program eligibility requirements. USDA Service Center Contact; Brett Prevedel, Uintah Basin and Manila-Washam (435-722-4621 Ext 111) or Wayne Greenhalgh, Price-San Rafael (435-637-0041 Ext 19). Applicants may sign up in USDA Service Centers located in; Vernal, Roosevelt, Price, and Castle Dale, Utah.


Key Utah Projects:

The following documents require  Adobe Acrobat.

Green River:  Executive Summary of Environmental Assessment (PDF, 14 KB)
Green River:  Signed Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF, 527 KB)
Green River:  Final Environmental Assessment Emery and Grand Counties (PDF, 927 KB)
Salinity Control Project for Ferron (PDF, 367 KB)


Colorado River Salinity Control Monitoring Reports Available: 

The 2011 Colorado River Salinity Control Program monitoring reports are available for the Green River, Muddy Creek, Price San Rafael, Uintah Basin, and Manila-Washam Salinity Control Units in Utah. The monitoring reports are an annual and cumulative progress summary of the funding, contracts, and practice implementation in each of the approved salinity control areas. Monitoring activities include the effects of project implementation to salt loading in the Colorado River, effects to wildlife habitat, and economic data that identifies the cost effectiveness of the program for agricultural producers and the government.

The following documents require  Adobe Acrobat.

2011 Utah Basinwide Report (PDF, 298 KB)
2011 Green River Project Area Report (PDF, 229 KB)
2011 Muddy Creek Project Area Report (PDF, 262 KB)


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