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Bureau of Reclamation hosts open house in Granby on water for endangered fish

The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Inn at Silver Creek in Granby as part of the public scoping process for its Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the effects of entering into three potential long-term water contracts.

Reclamation will be accepting public comments until Nov. 18.

At the request of Colorado River water users on both sides of the Continental Divide, Reclamation is considering entering into three proposed long-term water contracts that would provide 10,825 acre-feet of water from Ruedi, Granby, and to a lesser extent, Green Mountain reservoirs to the 15-Mile Reach of the Colorado River – critical habitat already identified for the endangered fish.

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, Reclamation is preparing the environmental assessment to determine what effects might result from the three proposed contracts.

Comments received from the public will help Reclamation identify the scope of the environmental assessment.

Comments must be submitted in writing via e-mail to 10825EA@mwhglobal.com, or by hard copy.

Hard copy letters or comment cards will be accepted at the public open houses, but may also be mailed to: Attn: 10825 EA, MWH, 1110 Elkton Drive, Suite B, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80907.

Comments must be received by Nov. 18.

For additional questions about the public open houses and scoping process, contact Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326 or klamb@usbr.gov.