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Ogden Valley Canal (Sponsor: Weber Basin Water Conservancy District)

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with Weber Basin Water Conservancy District (WBWCD) as the project sponsor, is proposing to partially fund through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566), the Ogden Valley Canal Water Efficiency Project (Project) within the North Fork Ogden River Watershed in Weber County, Utah. Improvements are being proposed to reduce water loss from infiltration, leakage, and evapotranspiration along the Ogden Valley Canal.

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 (CEQs) 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 Assessment (Plan-EA) will be prepared to comply with the NEPA and CEQ regulations.

Current Status

NRCS is preparing to begin the scoping phase of the Project. The NRCS and WBWCD will be holding a scoping meeting and soliciting comments to comply with the NEPA and CEQ regulations in completion of the Plan-EA.

Scoping Information

The NRCS and WBWCD are soliciting comments during an open comment period:

Open:    Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Close:    Friday, December 4, 2020

A virtual public meeting will be held to discuss the Project:

When:   Wednesday, November 18, 2020

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:     A virtual meeting will be held on the day and time provided above and can be accessed via the Microsoft Teams meeting link at or by telephone at 385-500-3865 (Teleconference ID 314732181#).

Comments can be submitted by email or mail to:

Ogden Valley Canal Water Efficiency Project
c/o Bowen Collins & Associates – Jamie Tsandes
154 East 14075 South
Draper, Utah  84020

Project Documents

Scoping Notice

Ogden Valley Canal - Scoping Notice












Contact Information

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


Updated October 28, 2020