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Northern Water E-Waternews August 2018
Northern Water
Final Environmental Impact Statement released for NISP

Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement that explores the alternatives for bringing a reliable water supply to 15 municipalities and water providers in northeastern Colorado.

The document, released July 20, outlines the impacts of Northern Water's preferred alternative, the Northern Integrated Supply Project, as well as three other potential reservoir projects. It also looks at the effects to the environment if the no-action alternative is selected.

Northern Water officials began the formal permitting process to build NISP on behalf of the 15 participants in 2004, which resulted in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in 2008. A Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released in 2015.

The original release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement included a 45-day public comment period, but on Aug. 3 the comment period was extended by 30 days. The comment period now extends to Oct. 4, 2018.