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DMPO Northern Corridor Studies

Posted January 1, 2020 by Jane Whalen

Why Here? See two Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization (DMPO) studies on the Northern Corridor Highway inside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve/National Conservation Area below. (Note- files are large and slow to load). The 2011 Washington Parkway Cost Benefit Study investigates 6 different routes for moving east-west traffic across Northern St. George (page 16). Each of… Read more »

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Literature Review for Impacts of Roads

Posted December 31, 2019 by Jane Whalen

Appendix A – Road Impacts for Northern Corridor

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Request for Extension of Scoping Period – Jan 2020

Posted December 31, 2019 by Jane Whalen

Request for Extension of Scoping Period

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Draft HCP Power Point Slides

Posted December 29, 2019 by Susan Crook

Click here to see the Draft Slides for HCP Renewal  

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Community Transportation Alternative

Posted December 15, 2019 by Susan Crook

Click the link below to see Conserve Southwest Utah’s new and updated Community Transportation Alternative    

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Determine if LPP water right is Secure!

Posted December 12, 2019 by Jane Whalen

The State of Utah (Utah) wants to develop about 361,000 acre-feet of its remaining theoretical share of the Colorado River (which assumes an unrealistic higher annual river flow rate of 15 MAFY) and a portion of this (86,249 acre-feet) is allocated for the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP). But, there are risks depending on this remaining… Read more »

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Scoping Issues for the Lake Powell Pipeline EIS

Posted December 12, 2019 by Jane Whalen

Analyse these issues in the Lake Powell Pipeline EIS: Include a “conservation” alternative to the EIS that would reduce the demand for water through a number of conservation methods.  Western Resource Advocates’ “Local Waters Alternative,” is a comprehensive approach to provide a flexible and cost effective pathway for Washington County to meet its water needs… Read more »

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Lake Powell Pipeline’s Proposed Environmental Impact Statement

Posted December 12, 2019 by Jane Whalen

Utah recently switched lead federal agencies for the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) project to the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), which in turn began a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process.  This process began with “scoping” by asking the public what key issues should be analysed in an proposed draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). See a… Read more »

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Background on the Scoping Process LPP

Posted December 12, 2019 by Jane Whalen

While the environmental impact statement process is starting anew under the Bureau of Reclamation, which recently took over management of the project, it will also be building upon data and reports previously gathered by other agencies. Reclamation will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) Project as proposed by the… Read more »

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Background Information on process for LPP’s Environmental Impact Statement

Posted December 12, 2019 by Jane Whalen

The public comment period regarding the Lake Powell Pipeline (LPP) project in southern Utah was opened December 6, 2019 and ended January 10, 2019. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. Reclamation requested public scoping comments to identify significant issues or other alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. They… Read more »

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