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Proposed Boulder Creek Watershed Plan Environmental Assessment, Sublette County, Wyoming

NEWS RELEASE 

 

For Immediate Release

May 24, 2021

 
 

Contacts

Alyssa Louria

307-233-6759 / Alyssa.Louria@usda.gov

Public Scoping Meeting, Wednesday, June 9th, 5 – 7 pm

The United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) is proposing a project (Proposed Project) sponsored by the Boulder Irrigation District (BID) to use federal funds to line a 14.7-mile section of the Boulder Canal. Other design features planned for the Boulder Canal include the rehabilitation of an existing, aging canal siphon, headgate, and canal diversion. The BID also plans to install a flow measuring station with SCADA controls near the diversion of the Boulder Canal.

The Proposed Project would provide flood protection and water conservation for BID. Project implementation would improve irrigation water reliability for the 62 water users that irrigate 10,587 acres and restore the usefulness and productivity of the 3,219 acres of flooded agricultural lands. The Proposed Project would occur near the unincorporated area of Boulder, Wyoming, and portions of surrounding Sublette County. The Proposed Project would be funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566).

NRCS will hold a public scoping meeting as part of the Environmental Assessment (EA) to provide information about the conceptual design and to collect public comments. The public and representatives of local, state and federal agencies are invited to attend the scoping meeting to learn more, ask questions, and submit comments. The meeting time and location are listed as:

Date:               Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time:              5 – 7 p.m.

Location:         Boulder Community Center, 210 Adams Ave, Boulder, Wyoming

Written comments can be submitted during the public scoping period starting June 9, 2021 and ending July 9, 2021. All questions and comments should be directed to:

Elizabeth Spaulding, The Langdon Group

2760 W Excursion LN, STE 400

Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: (208) 685-9361

Email comments to: bouldercreek@WYwatershed.com

Comments must be received or postmarked by July 9, 2021. Additional information about the Proposed Project may be found at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/wy/home/ .

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact above mentioned point of contact by phone or email by June 1, 2021. 

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