U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION: Reclamation releases final environmental assessment for Middle Entiat project

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation issued the following announcement on Feb. 8.

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact for a habitat improvement project on the Entiat River in Chelan County, Wash. The project will enhance fish habitat and floodplain connectivity along a four-mile stretch of the river through the construction of large, woody material structures; re-establishment of side channels; and a levee removal.

The project will increase the amount of suitable habitat for fish and wildlife species that utilize the Entiat River, with specific focus on Endangered Species Act–listed fish.

The final EA analyzes two actions: the Proposed Action (implementing the project, as described above) and a No Action alternative (non-implementation). Reclamation selected the proposed action for implementation.

The EA and FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and is available online at https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/ea/wash/midentiat/index.html. For more information or to request a copy, contact Mr. Steve Kolk at 509-667-8494.

Original source can be found here.

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