Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project; Wichita, KS, 11146 [E8-3530]

Download as PDF 11146 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices • The Wetland Alternative was developed to minimize disturbance to wetlands. • The Arkansas River Alternative was developed to provide the highest minimum flow in the Arkansas River through Pueblo and to minimize water quality effects on the lower Arkansas River. • The Fountain Creek Alternative was developed to minimize geomorphic and water quality effects on Fountain Creek by minimizing the use of Fountain Creek and its tributaries for receiving and conveying reusable return flows to the Arkansas River. • The Downstream Intake Alternative would use an untreated water intake from the Arkansas River downstream of Fountain Creek and was developed to address public interest in an alternative location for diversion of water. • The Highway 115 Alternative would convey untreated water through a pipeline that generally follows Colorado 115 between the Arkansas River and Colorado Springs and was developed to address public interest in an alternative pipeline location. 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ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to prepare an EIS on the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Component of the ‘Integrated Local Water Supply Plan, VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Wichita, Kansas’ (referred to as the ‘Equus Beds Division’). The purpose of the Equus Beds Division is to provide a reliable supply of potable water to meet the maximum daily demand within the projected metropolitan area of Wichita, Kansas, through 2050 while protecting the Equus Beds aquifer’s water quality. The proposed action would include the diversion of 100 million gallons per day (MGD) of above base flow water from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds aquifer. The proposed action would involve adding a new point of diversion with a proposed new water right to be held by the City of Wichita. DATES: A public scoping notice will be sent out to all interested parties to assist in identifying the significant environmental issues related to the proposed action. Written comments will be accepted through March 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments and requests to be added to the mailing list may be submitted to Bureau of Reclamation, Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, Attention: Charles Webster, Environmental Protection Specialist, 5924 NW 2nd Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127–6514. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Webster, Environmental Protection Specialist, Telephone: (405) 470–4831. TTY users may dial 711 to obtain a toll free TTY relay. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation has been authorized to assist in the funding of the Equus Beds Division under the authority of Public Law 109–299 (October 5, 2006). Public Law 109–299 states: ‘‘The Secretary of the Interior may assist in the funding and implementation of the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Component which is a part of the ‘Integrated Local Water Supply Plan, Wichita, Kansas’ (referred to in this section as the ‘Equus Beds Division’) * * * Before obligating funds for design or construction under this section, the Secretary of the Interior shall work cooperatively with the City of Wichita, Kansas, to use, to the extent possible, plans, designs, and engineering and environmental analyses that have already been prepared by the City for the Equus Beds Division. The Secretary of the Interior shall assure that such information is used consistent with applicable Federal laws and regulations.’’ The City of Wichita has historically relied on the Equus Beds aquifer as a major source of water. In addition to the City, other agricultural and industrial users also depend on the aquifer. Over the years, this use has exceeded recharge and has resulted in a severe PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 drop in the water table which has led to saltwater intrusion into the Equus Beds aquifer. The City of Wichita began using more surface water to meet water demands in an effort to slow the saltwater intrusion. While this change has slowed the saltwater intrusion into the Equus Beds aquifer, it has not completely stopped it and the water quality of the aquifer continues to be degraded. In an effort to recharge the aquifer to prevent further water quality degradation and provide a large volume of stored groundwater for future use during drought, the City of Wichita is developing the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Component of the Integrated Local Water Supply Plan. If you wish to comment, you may mail us your comments as indicated under the ADDRESSES section. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project; Wichita, KS

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) proposes to 
prepare an EIS on the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery 
Component of the `Integrated Local Water Supply Plan, Wichita, Kansas' 
(referred to as the `Equus Beds Division'). The purpose of the Equus 
Beds Division is to provide a reliable supply of potable water to meet 
the maximum daily demand within the projected metropolitan area of 
Wichita, Kansas, through 2050 while protecting the Equus Beds aquifer's 
water quality. The proposed action would include the diversion of 100 
million gallons per day (MGD) of above base flow water from the Little 
Arkansas River into the Equus Beds aquifer. The proposed action would 
involve adding a new point of diversion with a proposed new water right 
to be held by the City of Wichita.

DATES: A public scoping notice will be sent out to all interested 
parties to assist in identifying the significant environmental issues 
related to the proposed action. Written comments will be accepted 
through March 31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments and requests to be added to the mailing list may be 
submitted to Bureau of Reclamation, Oklahoma-Texas Area Office, 
Attention: Charles Webster, Environmental Protection Specialist, 5924 
NW 2nd Street, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73127-6514.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Webster, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Telephone: (405) 470-4831. TTY users may dial 
711 to obtain a toll free TTY relay.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation has been authorized to assist in 
the funding of the Equus Beds Division under the authority of Public 
Law 109-299 (October 5, 2006). Public Law 109-299 states: ``The 
Secretary of the Interior may assist in the funding and implementation 
of the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Component which is a 
part of the `Integrated Local Water Supply Plan, Wichita, Kansas' 
(referred to in this section as the `Equus Beds Division') * * * Before 
obligating funds for design or construction under this section, the 
Secretary of the Interior shall work cooperatively with the City of 
Wichita, Kansas, to use, to the extent possible, plans, designs, and 
engineering and environmental analyses that have already been prepared 
by the City for the Equus Beds Division. The Secretary of the Interior 
shall assure that such information is used consistent with applicable 
Federal laws and regulations.''
    The City of Wichita has historically relied on the Equus Beds 
aquifer as a major source of water. In addition to the City, other 
agricultural and industrial users also depend on the aquifer. Over the 
years, this use has exceeded recharge and has resulted in a severe drop 
in the water table which has led to saltwater intrusion into the Equus 
Beds aquifer. The City of Wichita began using more surface water to 
meet water demands in an effort to slow the saltwater intrusion. While 
this change has slowed the saltwater intrusion into the Equus Beds 
aquifer, it has not completely stopped it and the water quality of the 
aquifer continues to be degraded. In an effort to recharge the aquifer 
to prevent further water quality degradation and provide a large volume 
of stored groundwater for future use during drought, the City of 
Wichita is developing the Equus Beds Aquifer Recharge and Recovery 
Component of the Integrated Local Water Supply Plan.
    If you wish to comment, you may mail us your comments as indicated 
under the Addresses section. Before including your name, address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment including 
your personal identifying information may be made publicly available at 
any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: February 15, 2008.
Donald E. Moomaw,
Assistant Regional Director, Great Plains Region.
 [FR Doc. E8-3530 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]
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