SHASTA DAM RAISE PROJECT: Scoping comment deadline extended to January 14; Scoping meeting presentation and posters now available

From Westlands Water District:

Westlands is preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Shasta Dam Raise Project (Project). Formerly known as the Shasta Lake Water Resources Investigation (SLWRI), the Project would increase the height of Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet and expand capacity of Shasta Lake by up to 634,000 acre feet.

Consistent with CEQA, Westlands issued a Notice of Preparation to develop the EIR on November 30, 2018, initiating a 30-day public comment (PRC §21091). The Notice of Preparation and Initial Study are provided below.

Westlands is asking for comments from Federal, Tribal, State, and local governments; special interest groups; and the public to help identify issues and concerns associated with the potential effects of implementing the Project. The District is extending the comment period on the Notice of Preparation and Initial Study until Monday, January 14, 2019. A description of the extension is provided below.

Westlands hosted an open house and public scoping meeting to provide the public with information on the Project and to receive written scoping comments. The meeting was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 … The open house portion of the meeting started at 5:00 and Westlands provided a presentation regarding the Project and EIR. Links to the presentation and open house posters are provided below.

Written comments can be submitted via the following methods:

    • U.S. mail (postmarked by Jan. 14, 2019) or hand-delivery:
Shasta Dam Raise Project
c/o: Stantec
3301 C Street, Suite 1900
Sacramento, CA 95816

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