NEW TOWN An environmental consulting firm is taking comments on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an environmental assessment of a New Town company's proposal to pump surplus water from Lake Sakakawea for agricultural and industrial use.
The project site is west of New Town.
Sand Creek Resources Inc. is proposing to use surplus water from the lake to supply water to center pivots for irrigation and to an industrial water depot. The water depot would provide a local water source for oil and gas development.
SWCA Environmental Consultants, of Sheridan, Wyo., has been designated by Sand Creek Resources and the Corps as the non-federal representative for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, better known as NEPA, and other environmental regulatory requirements for the proposed project.
The proposed Quale Sakakawea project would be constructed within lands and waters owned by private entities and the Corps. The site is located in Sections 19, 30 and 31, Township 152 North, Range 93 West, on Corps and fee lands within the Fort Berthold Reservation in McKenzie County.
Comments and requests for more information on the project can be made to SWCA Environmental Consultants, Laura Leslie Burckhardt, Natural Resource Lead, 1892 S. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, Wyo. 82801 or call 307-250-1213 or email email@example.com.
Comments should be submitted before Oct. 20 so they can be addressed in the final document.
Questions for the Corps should be directed to Ryan Newman, lake manager, at 654-7411, ext. 246.