Conserving the Nature of America
Press Release
Snow Lake water control valve replacement delayed

March 27, 2018

Contact(s):

Amanda Smith
(503) 872-2852
 amanda_smith@fws.gov

Erika Lopez
(208) 378-5101
ealopez@usbr.gov



The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) released an
Environmental Assessment (EA) on December 21, 2017, in compliance with the National
Environmental Policy Act, for the proposed replacement of the existing Upper Snow Lake tunnel
water release control valve with a new valve. The water control structure is located on land
owned by the Service surrounded by the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area in Chelan County,
Washington.

The actions described in the EA were to occur in fall 2018. However, to allow for additional time
to evaluate the project, construction is anticipated to take place no earlier than fall 2019.
Questions on the project may be directed to Mr. Stephen Kolk, Wenatchee/Entiat Sub-basin
liaison, at 509-667- 8494. The EA is available at
https://www.usbr.gov/pn/programs/ea/wash/snowlake/index.html.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit http://www.fws.gov/. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel and download photos from our Flickr page.