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Hanksville Diversion Structure

Project Description

Hanksville Diversion StructureThe Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in cooperation with the Wayne County Commission and the Hanksville Irrigation Company, is proposing to address flood damages to the Hanksville diversion structure that is located approximately 3 west of Hanksville, Utah, on the Fremont River. The project is being carried out under authority of NRCS’s Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program.

In accordance with the rehabilitation provisions of the NRCS’s EWP program, the site is eligible for rehabilitation funding due to past flood damages and problematic design elements at the existing diversion location. The purpose of the project is to sustain irrigation water delivery for agriculture in the Hanksville
area.

NEPA Analysis

In accordance with the rehabilitation provisions of the NRCS’s EWP program, the site is eligible for funding due to past flood damages and problematic design elements at the existing diversion location. The purpose of the project is to sustain irrigation water delivery for agriculture in the Hanksville area.

The NRCS has funded the project through the EWP program to remove the existing, damaged Hanksville diversion structure and to fully consider relocating the diversion back to the original diversion location.

The current proposed project elements include the following:

  1. Remove the existing damaged concrete diversion structure and appurtenances.
  2. Construct a diversion at the original location - 1.5 miles closer to Hanksville.

Public Participation

A public open house was held in Hanksville in 2016 to solicit comments on the proposed project. No comments were received.

Public Open House

Date:   Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time:   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Place:  Hanksville Town Building
            80 S. Highway 95
            Hanksville, UT


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to consider Wayne County's application for a Title V right-of-way for a permanent flood control dike associated with the proposed diversion structure, and extraction of rock riprap to be used in construction of the project. Notice of the proposed action was posted on the BLM's ePlanning website on June 18, 2019. No comments were received.

Schedule

NEPA - Completed November 2020
Permitting - Completed March 2021
Rock Hauling - Spring and Fall 2021
Construction - Fall 2021-2023

Contact Information

For further project information please contact:

Jenna Jorgensen -- Environmental Coordinator, Jones and DeMille Engineering
1535 South 100 West
Richfield, UT 84701
435-896-8266 phone
435-896-8268 fax
jenna.j@jonesanddemille.com

or

Norm Evenstad – NRCS
125 S. State Street – Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
801-524-4569
norm.evenstad@ut.usda.gov

Project Documents

Scoping

Scoping Notice (PDF, 1.13 MB)
 

NOTE: USDA-NRCS will add other directories and documents as we move through subsequent phases of the NEPA process.

Updated: March 30, 2021