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Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting for Powder Valley

Public Notice Announcing Scoping Meeting Powder Valley Water Control District Infrastructure Improvements

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) in Oregon is considering improvements to irrigation infrastructure in Powder Valley Water Control District. Powder Valley Water Control District is the project sponsor and Farmers Conservation Alliance is assisting NRCS in this planning process. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL 83-566) and will address water conveyance and operation inefficiencies in District-owned infrastructure while supporting existing agricultural land use.

The proposed project is located in Union County and Baker County, Oregon. The National Environmental Policy Act and the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations 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 meeting where your input is requested. At the meeting, the range of resource issues and conceptual alternatives addressing system improvements in Powder Valley Water Control District will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to submit their comments, ideas, and concerns.

Public Scoping Meeting

Date: Wednesday October 5, 2022

Time: 6 PM to 7 PM

Location: North Powder Rural Fire Protection District, 710 E St., North Powder, OR 97867

Comments may be submitted during the public scoping period starting September 20, 2022 and ending on October 25, 2022. Comments may be emailed to powdervalley.wcd.comments@gmail.com, submitted online at oregonwatershedplans.org, submitted via phone at (541) 716-6085, or mailed to: Farmers Conservation Alliance, 102 State Street, Hood River, OR 97031.

Additional information is available online at oregonwatershedplans.org or the NRCS Oregon public notices webpage.