Augment Annie Springs Water Supply Finding of No Significant Impact
Crater Lake National Park has completed the compliance process for this project and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the selected action.The Production Well with Pipeline along Original Highway Alignment Alternative is the NPS Selected Action as detailed in the Environmental Assessment released in March 2016 (available for download from this site). No substantive comments were received during public review that required the EA to be modified.
Under the selected action, an exploratory well located at the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) trailhead along Highway 62 will become the sole source of potable water when the Annie Springs source cannot be used because of extreme low flows, water rights call, system maintenance or other reasons. New infrastructure will be constructed to connect the well to the existing distribution system near Annie Springs.
The selected action will not have a significant effect on the human environment in accordance with Section 102(2)( c) of NEPA. This finding is supported by the environmental analysis completed and documented in the Environmental Assessment prepared for this project and through the consideration of stakeholder input received during scoping and public review. The NPS also established and is capable of implementing the mitigations described in this document to avoid, reduce or eliminate impacts to park resources resulting from implementing the Selected Alternative.
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