Bureau of Reclamation Releases Final EIS for ENDAWS

Posted: Dec 04 2020
The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply has been released to the public by the Bureau of Reclamation. 

The full text of the Final EIS, appendices and supporting documents can be found in the links below:

ENDAWS Volume 1
ENDAWS Volume 2
ENDAWS Volume 3
ENDAWS Volume 4
 

ENDAWS INTRODUCTION:

Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion), on behalf of the State of North Dakota, has requested a contract for an additional 145 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water from the Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) McClusky Canal (Canal) as an alternate water source for a State-led municipal rural and industrial water supply project known as the Red River Valley Water Supply Project (State RRVWSP). The State RRVWSP is currently being developed as a water supply project, with an intake on the Missouri River, to meet the future water needs of central and eastern North Dakota; a portion of which is within the Hudson Bay Basin (HBB). The proposed project Reclamation is evaluating as an alternate bulk water supply to the State RRVWSP is being referred to as the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project. Garrison Diversion estimates that using the proposed alternate water source could save millions of dollars in costs for construction and annual operations and maintenance; including decreased energy costs for pumping.