Reclamation releases environment assessment for new TCID project | NevadaAppeal.com

Reclamation releases environment assessment for new TCID project

CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment for the installation of SatLink2 on flow measurement devices in the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.

The District proposes to install 50 SatLink2 devices in the Carson Division that allow remote monitoring of irrigation water deliveries. The installation of SatLink2 devices at the water meters would reduce over-deliveries and ultimately the amount of water released from Lahontan Reservoir.

Reclamation proposes to provide WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funds to the District. Through the WaterSMART program, Reclamation provides cost-shared funding on a competitive basis for projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy, protect endangered species, or facilitate water markets. For more on WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants, please visit http://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/weeg/index.html.

The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and may be viewed at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=24896. If you encounter problems accessing the document online, call 916-978-5100 (TTY 800-877-8339) or email mppublicaffairs@usbr.gov.

Written comments are due by close of business on April 1, 2016, to Doug Kleinsmith, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 or dkleinsmith@usbr.gov.

For additional information or to receive a copy of the EA, please contact Kleinsmith at 916-978-5034 (TTY 800-877-8339). The document may also be viewed at Reclamation’s Mid-Pacific Regional Office at the above address.