Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System, Santa Fe County, NM
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. Reclamation will serve as the lead Federal agency. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, County of Santa Fe, and the Pueblos of Namb[eacute], Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque will be invited to participate as cooperating agencies for the EIS. Other entities will be considered as necessary during the EIS process. The proposed Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System will divert, treat, and distribute potable water to the Pueblo and non-Pueblo residents of the Pojoaque Basin. The Regional Water System will consist of surface water diversion and water treatment facilities at San Ildefonso Pueblo on the Rio Grande and storage tanks, transmission and distribution pipelines, and aquifer storage and recovery well fields that will supply up to 4,000 acre-feet of water annually to customers within the Pojoaque Basin.