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: April 2021

 

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 is scheduled on May 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. After which, comments will be reviewed, resource inventories will be evaluated, and alternatives will be developed. Click here to view more details about the meeting and how to access it.

Comments (Open!):

Written comments are requested between April 27 and May 27, 2021. Click here to view more details about comment submission.

 

Contact Information

Monique Robbins — Franson Civil Engineers
115 Golf Course Rd, Suite D
Logan, UT 84321
[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