The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources as the project sponsor, is proposing the Lower Price River Watershed Improvements Project in Carbon and Emery counties, Utah, under authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566). Improvements are being proposed within a portion of the Lower Price River Watershed in Carbon and Emery counties.
The main objective of the project is to implement local water management solutions that will sustain farmlands and agricultural operations, provide flood protection, improve fish and wildlife habitat, and enrich rural economies in the area. The principal feature of the project is improving the storage capacity and dam safety of Olsen Reservoir. Other project features include constructing flood protection structures along the Carbon Canal and a new water delivery system to Olsen Reservoir.
The USDA-NRCS will hold a public scoping meeting to provide information about the proposed project and to collect comments. At this time, the NRCS is requesting comments on the project to identify issues and resource concerns. Written comments are due within 30 days, post-marked by September 13, 2019.
Public Scoping Meeting:
The public is invited to attend, discuss, and comment during the following public scoping meeting:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Price DNR Office Complex
319 North Carbonville Road
Price, UT 84501
How to Submit a Comment:
Comments may be mailed or emailed to the following address or submitted during the public scoping meeting. Comments must be received by September 13, 2019.
Jones & DeMille Engineering
Attn: Wyatt Shakespear
1535 S. 100 W.
Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: (435) 896-8266
All comments should be directed to Wyatt Shakespear, Environmental Specialist.
Published in the ETV Newspaper August 14 and 21, 2019.