Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Piping Minnesota L75 Lateral Irrigation Ditch

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Media Contact: Justyn Liff, 970-248-0625
Lesley McWhirter, 970-248-0608

For Release: October 02, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental assessment on piping Minnesota L75 Lateral irrigation ditch located in Delta County, Colo. The project involves replacing approximately 0.58 mile of unlined earthen canal with buried water pipeline. The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of water delivery to canal users and reduce salinity loading in the Colorado River Basin.

The draft environmental assessment is available online at http://www.usbr.gov/uc/envdocs/index.html, or a copy can be received by contacting Reclamation.

Reclamation will consider all comments received prior to preparing a final environmental assessment. Comments can be submitted to the email address above or to: Ed Warner, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 445 West Gunnison Ave, Suite 221, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Comments are due by Friday, November 3, 2017.

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