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Finding of No Significant Impact, Fish Passage Improvements, Savage Rapids Dam, Grants Pass Project, Oregon
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Date Created and/or Issued
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UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
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Scope/Content: Abstract: Actions to improve fish passage, while maintaining a water diversion for the Grants Pass Irrigation District (GPID), were originally evaluated in a 1995 Planning Report/Final Environmental Statement (PR/FES) prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). Due to lack of public consensus at the time, the Preferred Alternative of dam removal and installation of pumps was not implemented. The project was reinitiated in 2004. Due to the age of the 1995 PR/FES, and minor differences in the current Preferred Alternative compared to the original Preferred Alternative, Reclamation prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA was prepared to determine if any additional significant environmental effects not evaluated in the 1995 PR/FES would occur that would necessitate the development of a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Draft EA was distributed to the public in August 2005. Few comments were received and most were in support of the project. Additional information on the importance of dam removal to anadromous fish was provided which does not change the analysis in the Draft EA, but merely augments it. Therefore, the Draft EA will serve as the Final EA without revision.
Scope/Content: Dam type: concrete
Scope/Content: Dam type: gravity
Scope/Content: Dam type: multiarch
Scope/Content: Height: 30 Length: 465
Scope/Content: Date constructed: 1921-1922.
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Alternative analysis
Dam retirement
Rogue River, OR
Savage Rapids Diversion Dam
United States

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