Wellsville-Mendon Plan-EA

 

Sponsor: Cache Water District

Co-sponsors: Cache County, Wellsville Irrigation Company, Wellsville City, Mendon City, and Wellsville-Mendon Conservation District
Page updated: May 28, 2021 — This page will continue to be updated as the project progresses.

 

Project Description

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), with assistance from Cache Water District as the project sponsor, and several co-sponsors including Cache County, Wellsville Irrigation Company, Wellsville City, Mendon City, and Wellsville Mendon Conservation District, are considering proposed improvements within the Wellsville Canyon and Threemile Creek Watersheds, Cache County, UT.

The proposed project would prevent or reduce flooding, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve irrigation water delivery. Conceptual improvements may include:

  1. Flood Prevention
    • Culvert replacements
    • Channel stabilization measures
    • Detention basins
  2. Agricultural Water Management
    • Pressurized secondary irrigation system to improve reliable irrigation water supply and provide sustainable conveyance system
    • Diversion structures
  3. Recreation
    • Opportunities at Wellsville Reservoir

 

Project Location

To view a map of the project watershed area, click here.

 

NEPA Analysis

NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) to analyze impacts to the natural and human environment from this project. The Plan-EA will comply with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR Part 650), which require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions.

 

Current Status

Scoping Notice :

Click here to view a copy of the project scoping notice/flyer.

Public Meeting :

A virtual public scoping meeting was held on May 11, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Missed it? Don’t worry, we recorded it! Click here to watch a recording of the meeting and view a copy of the presentation that was shown.

Comments (Closed):

The comment period took place between April 27 and May 27, 2021. Thank you to those who submitted comments! All comments will be reviewed, resource inventories will be evaluated, and project alternatives will be developed. There will be another chance to submit comments after project alternatives have been developed and proposed. This website will be continuously updated as the project progresses.

 

Contact Information

Monique Robbins — Franson Civil Engineers
115 Golf Course Rd, Suite D
Logan, UT 84321
mrobbins[email protected]
435-754-7661

Jonathan Bingham – USDA-NRCS
2871 South Commerce Way
Ogden, UT 84401
[email protected]
385-405-7246

Anthony Beals – USDA-NRCS
125 South State Street Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
[email protected]
385-414-1872

Derek Hamilton – USDA-NRCS
125 South State Street Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
[email protected]
801-524-4560