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Santa Clara Watershed (Sponsor = Washington County, Utah)

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance of Washington County, Utah, as the project sponsor, is considering proposed improvements within the Santa Clara Watershed. The proposed improvements include the construction of stream diversions and detention basins within the Dammeron and Diamond valleys as well as other improvements within the Shivwits Band of Paiutes lands, including stream restoration, irrigation supply, and flood protection. Improvements under consideration will address flood control and protection, agricultural demands, and public safety risks, while enhancing species habitat.

Santa Clara Watershed Map


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. The public, organizations, and agencies are invited to provide comments on the proposed project.

Public Scoping Meeting Recording

Scoping Public Comment Period

Open:               Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Close:              Friday, February 12, 2021

Downloadable Comment Form

Santa Clara Plan-EA Comment Form











Virtual Scoping Public Meeting—Zoom Webinar

Date:               Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time:               6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Meeting ID:      999 8991 1069

Phone:             669-900-6833

Contact Information

For further project information please contact:

Brian Parker—Transcon Environmental
1745 South Alma School Road, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85210


Norm Evenstad—NRCS
125 S. State Street, Room 4420
Salt Lake City, UT 84138


Project Documents


Scoping Notice (PDF)

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

Updated: January 19, 2020