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Reclamation Releases Environmental Document for Pueblo Reservoir Hydropower Project
1/7/2016
Credit:
Bureau of Reclamation
LOVELAND, Colo. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Pueblo Reservoir Hydropower Project for public review and comment.

Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Board of Water Works of Pueblo, and Colorado Springs Utilities have requested approval to develop hydropower at the federally-owned Pueblo Dam.

Under the proposed action, the Bureau of Reclamation would execute a Lease of Power Privilege to authorize the use of federal lands, facilities, and Fryingpan-Arkansas Project water to construct, operate, and maintain a seven megawatt hydropower facility at the Pueblo Dam.

The Draft EA is electronically available at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/nepa/sopa.html.

Comments on the Draft EA can be sent to: TStroh@usbr.gov Terence Stroh, Bureau of Reclamation, 11056 West County Road 18E, Loveland, CO 80537 or faxed to 970-663-3212.

For additional information or to receive a printed copy of the Draft EA, please contact Terence Stroh at 970-962-4369 or TStroh@usbr.gov. Reclamation requests comments on the Draft EA on or before January 30, 2015.