This Wednesday and Thursday, join SYRCL’s Dam Watchdog team in Auburn and Grass Valley at the Army Corps of Engineers’s (USACE) public scoping meetings for the Centennial Dam project. This is your chance to show the USACE and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) that concerned citizens are indeed watchdogging the environmental review process of this controversial project.
We hope to turn out as many Dam Watchdogs as possible and for people to engage in the public process. These March 1st & 2nd scoping meetings are the community’s opportunity to define the range of environmental consequences and possible alternatives to be studied in the Corps’ Environmental Impact Statement. This process is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
USACE will give a 20-minute PowerPoint presentation, which will be followed by an opportunity for the public to speak with and ask questions of USACE staff at project stations. These supporting agencies will also be in attendance: Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Members of the public will have an opportunity to give oral testimony to a court reporter and submit comment letters.