Although public hearings on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) have been completed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue to accept written comments about the project from the public until Sept. 3.
NISP is a proposed water storage project in which the City of Fort Morgan is one of 15 participating entities. The project involves the creation of two reservoirs near Fort Collins and Greeley, and Fort Morgan officials consider it the best possible way to secure a stable water supply for the city’s future. The project is spearheaded by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
NISP has been in the permitting stages for many years, and the public hearings and comment period on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) mark a significant step toward final permitting of the project by the Corps of Engineers.
The SDEIS was finally released on June 19 and public comments are being accepted now. A copy of the SDEIS is available at the Fort Morgan Public Library and it can also be viewed on the Army Corps website at http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryProgram/Colorado/EISNISP.
Written comments can be submitted via e-mail to NISP.EIS@usace.army.mil. Comments can also be mailed to:
John Urbanic, NISP EIS Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District – Denver Regulatory Office
9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Littleton, CO, 80128
For additional information on NISP visit www.gladereservoir.org.
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