Monday, March 28, 2011

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Logan & Northern Canal

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently issued its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Logan and Northern canal reconstruction project. NRCS has identified the "Purple Alternative" as its preferred alternative. This alternative proposes to move the point of diversion to the Logan, Hyde Park, and Smithfield canal point of diversion (below Second Dam) and put the combined flows into a box culvert until the Lundstrom Park / 1500 North area, at which point a pipeline will carry 40 cfs down to the old Logan and Northern canal.

A summary of the draft EIS is available by clicking here.

A full copy of the draft EIS, along with other documents and information related to the reconstrucion project, is available by clicking here.

The public is invited to make comments on the draft EIS. NRCS will host a public open house on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at BATC (1000 West 1400 North, Logan) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Those attending the meeting can provide written or oral comments. Comments can also be emailed or mailed to NRCS. Comments must be received by May 2, 2011 to be considered in the final Environmental Impact Statement. For more information about submitting comments, click here.

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