Environmental study announced for Utah’s Pleasant Creek watershed

Sanpete County, Utah
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  • NRCS to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pleasant Creek watershed.
  • The study will focus on solutions for watershed improvement, flood control, and water management.
  • Public comments are invited to help shape the study process and outcome.
  • Comments will be accepted until June 7, 2024.

May 9, 2024 — The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced in yesterday’s Federal Register its commitment to developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) targeting the Pleasant Creek watershed in Sanpete County, UtahOpens in a new tab.. The comprehensive study will investigate solutions for much-needed watershed improvements, flood mitigation, responsible agricultural water management, conservation efforts, and enhancements to public recreational opportunities within the area.

The Pleasant Creek watershed encompasses Mt. Pleasant City, existing water infrastructure (including debris basins, a surge pond, and an agricultural reservoir), private agricultural lands, and portions of the U.S. Forest Service-managed lands.

NRCS is actively seeking public input to identify key issues, alternative solutions, and relevant data that should be considered in the EIS. Insights from individuals, as well as Federal, State, and Tribal agencies, are welcomed.

How to Submit Your Feedback.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments by June 7, 2024. There are two simple options for submitting your thoughts:

  • Online: Visit https://www.regulations.govOpens in a new tab. and search for docket ID NRCS-2024-0006. Follow instructions for comment submission.
  • Mail or Delivery: Send comments to Derek Hamilton, Water Resources Coordinator, USDA, NRCS, Utah State Office, 125 S State Street, #4010, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Include the docket ID NRCS-2024-0006 in your comment.

All received comments will be publicly accessible on www.regulations.govOpens in a new tab..


Locator map showing Sanpete County in central UtahOpens in a new tab..  Public domain.


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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