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Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting for Santiam Water Control District System Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance from Farmers Conservation Alliance and in cooperation with Santiam Water Control District as the project sponsor, is considering improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in Santiam Water Control District. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL 83-566) and will address water conservation, enhancement of wildlife and aquatic species habitat, and public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in Marion County. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions with input from the public.

You are invited to attend a public scoping open house where your input is requested. The range of resource issues and conceptual alternatives addressing system improvements to the Santiam Water Control District will be presented and discussed.

Public Scoping Open House

Date: May 31, 2023

Time: 6pm- 7pm

Location: Turner Memorial Tabernacle – Pioneer Hall; 5605 Jubilee Dr. SE, Turner, OR 97392 

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Alexis Vaivoda (541) 716-6085 or

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting May 4, 2023 and ending on June 22, 2023. Comments may be emailed to, submitted online at or mailed to:

Farmers Conservation Alliance
102 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Additional information is available online at