Grand County " Comment period extended for Windy Gao Firming Project EIS |

Grand County " Comment period extended for Windy Gao Firming Project EIS

Tonya Bina
Grand County, Colorado

Those who didn’t quite get through the 2-inch thick document the first time around, or citizens who think they missed the chance to comment on a water project that may store more Fraser/Colorado river water on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, need not fret.

The Windy Gap Firming Project draft environmental impact statement comment period has been extended.

The original deadline set for today, Oct. 29, has been lengthened by 62 more days, to Dec. 29, according to Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman Kara Lamb.

Various requests with reasons to prolong the comment period delivered from agencies, environmental groups and individuals influenced the decision to extend it, Lamb said.

“It’s a good example of how the National Environmental Protection Act process works,” she said. “It’s important we get those comments so they may be included in the Environmental Impact Statement.”

Comments may be sent to the Reclamation in writing by e-mail, fax or written letter. If sending comments by e-mail, the Reclamation asks that “Windy Gap EIS Comment” be indicated in the subject line.

Mail: Will Tully, Bureau of Reclamation

11056 West County Rd. 18E

Loveland, CO 80537

Fax: Will Tully, (970) 663-3212

E-mail: (subject line “Windy Gap EIS Comment”)

Copies of the draft EIS are available at local libraries for review, online at, or paper copies may be obtained by calling Kara Lamb at (970) 962-4326.

Abbreviated versions of the full-length report are found in the Executive Summary of the draft EIS.

” Tonya Bina can be reached at 887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail

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