Feds to take comments on use of river waterby B. Poole on Mar. 27, 2009, under Local
Citizen Staff Writer
The Bureau of Reclamation will take comments on the environmental assessment of a plan to let Colorado River water replenish ground water under a Tohono O’odham Nation farm.
The water – allocated to the tribe under an agreement with the federal government – would let the water trickle into the ground through two streambeds in the tribe’s San Xavier District, according to a news release.
The water would ensure a reliable supply for the nation’s San Xavier Cooperative Farm, which grows a variety of food and hay near Interstate 19.
Draft environmental assessment and comments can be obtained/made at firstname.lastname@example.org or the reclamation’s Phoenix office Web site at www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix. For more information, call John McGlothlen at (623) 773-6256.
Comments must be received by April 13.
Comments may be made on plan will let Colorado water replenish ground water under Tohono O’odham farm