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Gould Wash Flood Protection (Sponsor: Washington County)

Google Earth aerial photo overlooking Hurricane City, Utah; the Gould Wash Drainage runs along the top third of the image.


Project Description

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

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis 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. A Supplemental Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Plan-EIS) will be prepared to comply with the NEPA and CEQ regulations.

Current Status

The project is currently in the scoping phase and interested parties are invited to provide comments on the proposed project. A scoping meeting was held on February 4, 2020.

Scoping Comment Period

Open: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Close: To Be Determined *

*The close of the comment period will be at least 30 days after the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS is posted in the Federal Register and will be updated as soon as the date of the Federal Register posting is determined.

Contact Information

Bobbi Preite – McMillen Jacobs Associates
1471 Shoreline Drive, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702 
Phone: (208) 985-1542
Norm Evenstad – USDA-NRCS
125 S. State Street – Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100
801-524-4569 phone

Project Documents

Scoping Notice (PDF, 168KB)

Scoping Meeting Presentation (PDF, 2.4MB)

Updated: February 14, 2020