Bureau of Reclamation solicits public comments for Middle Rio Grande Project

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June 14, 2023 — The Bureau of ReclamationOpens in a new tab. is currently in the process of soliciting public and agency comments to help identify potential issues or alternatives for the Middle Rio Grande Lower San Acacia Reach Improvements ProjectOpens in a new tab. in New Mexico.┬áThe feedback will be crucial in shaping the environmental impact statement for this undertaking.

Final Date for Comment Submissions.

Interested parties have until Friday, June 30 to make their views and ideas known during the 30-day public comment period. Reclamation is primarily looking for input that can significantly impact the scope and direction of the environmental impact statement.

The Scoping Process: Avenues for Participation.

The public is encouraged to participate in the scoping process and contribute their inputs through a number of ways. The project website offers a platform to not only understand more about the project but also to pose questions, view responses, and make submissions.

In-Person Public Meetings

The Bureau of Reclamation will be hosting a series of public meetings to facilitate face-to-face interaction. The dates, times, and locations for these meetings are as follows:

  1. Tuesday, June 20, 5-7 p.m.: International District Library, 7601 Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM 87108
  2. Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Macey Center, Upper Lobby, 909 Olive Lane, Socorro, NM 87801
  3. Thursday, June 22, 6-8 p.m.: Sierra County Fairgrounds, Albert J. Lyon Event Center, 2953 S. Broadway Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901

These in-person meetings will serve as an additional venue for participants to contribute their comments.

Submission Methods for Comments

Comments can be submitted until the June 30 deadline via several methods. They can be sent in via email to bor-shaaao-lsari@usbr.gov, in person at any of the aforementioned public meetings, through the project websiteOpens in a new tab., or by traditional US mail.

For those who prefer mail, please send your written comments to: Ashlee Rudolph, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, 555 Broadway Blvd. NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM, 87102.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information about the project and to access a direct commenting link, please visit the Middle Rio Grande Lower San Acacia Reach Improvements Project website at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/mrg-lsari-eisOpens in a new tab.. Any meeting materials will be uploaded onto this site as they become available.

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Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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