Sponsor: Kanosh Town
Co-sponsors: Corn Creek Irrigation Company
Page updated: August 4, 2023 — This page will continue to be updated as the project progresses.
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Corn Creek Watershed Plan-EA – Project FAQ Sheet
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with Kanosh Town as the project sponsor and Corn Creek Irrigation Company as project co-sponsor with the Kanosh Band of Paiutes Tribe as project participants, is proposing to partially fund watershed protection measures through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566) in the Corn Creek Watershed, Millard County. The main objective of the project is to address concerns about flooding potential, potential failure of the existing debris basin due to seepage that is occurring in the embankment’s foundation and water shortages each irrigation season caused by reduced flow in Corn Creek as the year progresses, which increases demand on groundwater resources, limits crop production and cropping options, and impacts economic development in Kanosh.
Conceptual improvements may include:
To view a map of the project watershed area, click here.
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.
The Draft Plan-EA is currently being written.
You can click here to view the Scoping Report. (It may take a few moments to load.)
You can click here to see the meeting flyer, presentation, and a recording of the meeting.
Layne Jensen, P.E. – Franson Civil Engineers
1276 South 820 East Suite 100
American Fork, UT 84003
Jason Dodds – USDA-NRCS
125 South State Street, Room 4010
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
Here are links to some resources that were asked about in our public meeting:
NRCS Corn Creek project webpage: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ut/programs/planning/wpfp/?cid=nrcseprd1769083
Other current PL-566 projects in Utah: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/ut/programs/planning/wpfp/