U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requests public comment on an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Pond Lily Dam Removal Project in New Haven, Connecticut
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Pond Lily Dam removal project located on the West River in New Haven, Connecticut. The Proposed Action involves removal of approximately half (100 feet) of the stone and earthen dam spillway and excavation of sediment to restore the river channel. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to restore migratory fish passage in the West River, improve water quality, enhance recreational opportunities in the Pond Lily Nature Preserve, and mitigate the danger of dam failure.
An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate the impacts of the Proposed Action on the human environment, including natural and cultural resources, and provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project. The EA analyzes the potential impacts of four alternatives on the human environment. These alternatives include a No Action Alternative, the Proposed Action (preferred alternative), and two additional action alternatives.
Comments can be sent to the Supervisor, New England Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 70 Commercial Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301. Telephone: (603) 223-2541, Fax: (603) 223-0104 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pond Lily EA
Pond Lily FONSI
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