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Notice of Scoping Meeting for East Fork Irrigation District Improvements

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Period for East Fork Irrigation District System Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance of  Farmers Conservation Alliance and in cooperation with the East Fork Irrigation District as the project sponsor, is considering improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in the East Fork Irrigation District. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL83-566) and will address water conservation, enhancement of aquatic species habitat, and public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in the north eastern portion of Hood River 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 East Fork Irrigation District will be presented and discussed.

Public Scoping Open House

Date:  Oct. 18, 2018, Thursday
Time:  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location:  Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Drive, Hood River, Oregon            

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 David McKay (541) 716-6085 or David.Mckay@fcasolutions.org

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting Oct. 3, 2018 and ending on Nov. 16, 2018. Comments may be emailed to eastforkcomments@gmail.com, submitted online at www.oregonwatershedplans.org or mailed to:

Farmers Conservation Alliance
11 3rd Street, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031

Additional information is available online at www.oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS link for Public Notices: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/or/newsroom/pnotice/

 

Publish Date: October 3, 2018