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Saratoga Springs Watershed (Sponsor: Saratoga Springs)

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with Saratoga Springs as the project sponsor, is proposing to partially fund through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566), the Saratoga Springs Watershed Project in Utah County, Utah. Improvements are being proposed within the Warner Draw 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.

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a Supplemental 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 NRCS and project sponsor have identified three drainage basins to be included in the Saratoga Springs Watershed Plan-EA. The current evaluation includes the location of a debris/sediment basin to be located on the downstream side of each drainage area. The two northern basins, known as the Clay Pits, are located near existing clay pits on SITLA property. The basin to the south, known as Clark Canyon, is located on Saratoga Springs City property. The Clark Canyon improvements were added into the project as a mitigation measure after the Knolls Fire in the summer of 2020.

Saratoga Springs Watershed - Burn Area and Drainage Basins








Saratoga Springs Public Scoping Notice
Saratoga Springs Public Scoping Notice








Scoping Public Comment Period

Open:               Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Close:               Monday, August 3, 2020

Watch the Saratoga Springs Plan-EA Virtual public scoping meeting below:

Contact Information

For further project information please contact:

Jamie Tsandes – Bowen Collins & Associates
154 East 14075 South
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-495-2224
Norm Evenstad – USDA-NRCS
125 S. State Street – Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
801-524-4569 phone