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Cottonwood Creek Watershed-Joes Valley (Sponsor=Emery County)

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with Emery County as the project sponsor, is proposing to partially fund watershed protection measures through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566). The work measures are being proposed within the Cottonwood Creek Watershed to 1) prevent flood damages, 2) further the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water, and 3) further the conservation and proper utilization of land.

  1. prevent flood damages,
  2. further the conservation, development, utilization, and disposal of water, and
  3. further the conservation and proper utilization of land.

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a 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 has been initiated and resource inventories and alternatives are being evaluated.

Scoping Comment Period

Open:   September 3, 2019

Close:   October 4, 2019

Scoping Meeting

Date:   September 17, 2019

Time:   5:00 to 7:00pm

Location:   The Swell Room-Emery County Government Office
75 E Main Street
South Castle Dale, UT 84513

Project Documents

Scoping

NOTE: We will add other directories as we move through the NEPA planning process.

Updated:   August 2019

Contact Information

Johnathan Johansen– Johansen & Tuttle Engineers
90 South 100 East
Castle Dale, Utah 84513
Phone:  801-495-2224
​Fax:      801-495-2225
Email:  jonathan@jandtengineering.com
 
Peter Steele – Horrocks Engineers
801-763-5202
peters@horrocks.com
Norm Evenstad - USDA-NRCS
125 S. State Street 
Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
801-524-4569 phone
norm.evenstad@usda.gov