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Title: Final Environmental Assessment for the West Puerto de Luna Acequia Rehabilitation Project, Guadalupe County, New Mexico : Section 1113 of P.L. 99-662 (WRDA 1986)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Albuquerque District.
Keywords: Guadalupe County (N.M.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Albuquerque District.
Abstract: The West Puerto de Luna diversion dam was built in 1883. In 1942, the dam was destroyed by a flood and rebuilt from earth, brush, and boulders from the surrounding area. Severe storms and flooding between 26 July 2006 and 18 September 2006 completely washed out that dam (Site Photos, Appendix A). In addition, the stream bed eroded nearly 20 feet both upstream and downstream of the diversion dam. Since 2006, the 53 families and 330 acres served by the acequia have been without irrigation water. The need for the project is irrigation water for acequia users. The Corps proposes to rehabilitate the acequia by reconstructing the recently damaged diversion dam and spillway on Agua Negra Creek. After the dam failed in 2006, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided funds for the design of a replacement dam. Project design and specifications were completed by HDR, Inc. Project construction is scheduled during the non-irrigation season beginning in February 2010 with an expected duration of about four months. The purpose of this project is to allow the ditch to be used again after three seasons of disuse. The Puerto de Luna West Side Acequia Association members would be responsible for assuring operation and maintenance upon project completion.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 157 pages / 6.66 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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