Platte River Cooperative
Agreement PEIS, NE, WY, CO, DOE/EIS-0295
In 1997, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado and the U.S.
Department of the Interior signed the Cooperative
Agreement for Platte River Research and Other Efforts Relating
to Endangered Species Habitats Along the Central Platte River,
Nebraska. The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service have jointly prepared a draft environmental
impact statement to analyze the impacts of the first increment
(13 years) of a recovery implementation program benefiting the
target species and their Platte River Basin habitat.
Habitat program objectives include improving flows in the
Central Platte River through water re-regulation and
conservation/supply projects and protecting, restoring and
maintaining at least 10,000 acres of habitat in the Central
Platte River between Lexington and Chapman, Neb.
Western is cooperating in the EIS process.Project Updates:
- EIS Determination: Feburary 1998
- NOI: Feburary 1998
- DEIS NOA: January 2004
- EPA Rating: EC-2
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