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Lower Price River Watershed Plan-EA Sponsor = UT Division of Wildlife Resource

Project Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources as the project sponsor, is proposing the Lower Price River Watershed Improvements Project in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah, under authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566). Improvements are being proposed within a portion of the Lower Price River Watershed in Carbon and Emery counties. The main objective of the project is to implement local water management solutions that will sustain farmlands and agricultural operations, provide flood protection, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and enrich rural economies in the area. The principal feature of the project is improving the storage capacity and dam safety of Olsen Reservoir. Other project features include constructing flood protection structures along the Carbon Canal and a new water delivery system to Olsen Reservoir.

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a new Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) to analyze impacts to the natural and human environment from this project. The Plan-EA will comply with the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, which require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions.

Current Status

The project is currently in the scoping phase and the public, organizations, and agencies are invited to provide comments on the proposed project.

Scoping Public Comment Period

Open: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Close: Friday, September 13, 2019

Public Scoping Meeting - Utah Division of Natural Resources Conference Room

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Utah Division of Natural Resources Conference Room
319 North Carbonville Road
Price, UT 84501

Project Documents

Scoping Notice (PDF)

Contact Information

For further project information please contact:

Jones & DeMille Engineering
Attn: Wyatt Shakespear
1535 S. 100 W.
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: (435) 896-8266
Email: w.shakespear@jonesanddemille.com
Tony Beals - NRCS
125 S. State Street - Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
Phone: 801-524-4543
Email: anthony.beals@usda.gov