BLM Releases Draft Environmental Scan for Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility Project
MORENO VALLEY, Calif .– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public input on the Proposed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA Draft) for the Whitewater River Groundwater Replenishment Facility Project located in Riverside County. Publication of the notice of availability in the Federal Register initiates a 45-day public comment period.
The applicant, Coachella Valley Water District, is seeking a right of way grant from the BLM for its existing groundwater recharge facility in North Palm Springs, which is partially located on public land managed by the BLM.
The proposed project supports President Biden’s goal of meeting the urgent demands of the climate crisis by helping state and local agencies continue to manage critical groundwater supplies in the West for domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial users. .
The BLM is the agency responsible for reviewing the National Environmental Policy Act. Project information and instructions for submitting a comment on the draft EIA are available online at: https://go.usa.gov/x6KsM.
For more information, please contact the BLM Project Manager, Miriam Liberatore, at 541-618-2412, or by email at [email protected]