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Part One: The Administrative Record for the Lake Powell Pipeline Project
September 23, 2019
Part Two is located HERE.
THIS POST IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION (This is a huge admin record)
THE ADMINISTRATION RECORD OF THE LAKE POWELL PIPELINE
What we now know as a proposed river diversion called the Lake Powell Pipeline Project (LPP or LPPP), was actually conceived in the early 1960s as the Dixie Project, and during the proceedings in the USA House and Senate for the eventual authorization of the Colorado River Basin Storage Project Act of 1968. It was then a federal project for the Lower Division of the Colorado River Basin, of which Washington County, Utah belongs. The original funding for construction of the Dixie Project was federal taxpayer dollars. Reforms in the 1980s basically ended the "Reclamation Era" of dam construction. Today, the funding for this project has been, and will be, generated by the rate payers and taxpayers of Utah. The licensing of this project must meet, however, the criteria of federal public law.
Without doubt, the LPP is a project that can only provide a water delivery based entirely on paper promises, and not actual wet water. Actual wet water in the Colorado River Basin hasn't existed since the 1968 authorization of the Central Arizona Project, which history has now proven to be the tipping point for creating water instability in the entire Colorado River Basin. What this essentially means is the system works, until it doesn't.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Lead Agency in 2019)
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (Lead Agency prior to 2019)
WORLD-WIDE ECONOMIC "RECESSION" BEGINS
2008 ZIP FILES: Pre-Application Documents (PAD)
2011 - The Initial Study Documents
The sensitive material of the archeology report will not be made public. The ethnographic report is still pending.
These documents were submitted in accordance with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by the Utah Division of Water Resources for the potential licensing of Lake Powell Hydroelectric Project No. 12966, otherwise known as the Lake Powell Pipeline. Originally the proposed project would deliver 100,000 acre-feet (annually) of Colorado River water from Lake Powell to Kanab, Washington and Iron counties. Recently, Iron County decided to drop out of project because of the exorbinante cost. The new projected depletion is 73,000 acre-feet. The project proposal also includes a component to generate electricity to defer a portion of the operating costs.
2011 - Additional Documents
Modified study reports issued in February of 2012
2012 - Additional Documents
2017 February Report
2017 March Reports
2017 Other Reports
2017 News Feature
2017 Reclamation's Water Exchange Contracts
Arizona Strip Resource Management Amendment
2018 Green River Block Water Rights Contract between Utah and Reclamation
2018 Former Utah Representative Mike Noel's Corruption Charges
2018 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Environmental Impact Study
2018 Motions to Intervene
Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) 404 Permit Application (November, 2018)
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