Reclamation extends deadline for public comment period for Shasta Dam proposal

By on September 11, 2020

The Bureau of Reclamation announced yesterday a virtual open house website for the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement has been built and is available to the public. Additionally, the Bureau has extended the public comment period to October 5 to allow more time for public engagement.

Website visitors will be able to learn more about the project, review summaries of Draft Supplemental EIS chapters, and submit comments.

Reclamation released the Draft Supplemental EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act on August 6. The report includes updated project information relevant to Clean Water Act 404(r), revised modeling reflective of operational changes from the 2019 Biological Opinions, and updated analysis on effects to the McCloud River.

The Draft Supplemental EIS is available at: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=1915.

To view the project open house website, go to http://www.virtualpublicengagement.com/usbr_shasta/index.html

If you wish to comment, please submit by close of business on October 5, 2020 to:

Bureau of Reclamation
David Brick
CGB-152
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Comments can also be submitted via telephone at 916-202-7158 (TTY 1-800-877-8339) or email at dbrick@usbr.gov.