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Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision Documents

A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been prepared, pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (Commission), as joint-lead agencies.

This FEIS is being conducted in accordance with NEPA to identify and assess potentially significant environmental, economic and social impacts, and to address other issues associated with changes in water operations on federally-operated facilities in the Rio Grande basin above Fort Quitman, Texas. Some of the issues considered include changing the channel capacity criteria at Albuquerque, storage or non-storage of Rio Grande water in authorized San Juan-Chama space in Abiquiu Reservoir, extension of waivers at Heron Reservoir, and operation of the Low Flow Conveyance Channel.

Information Request

Alternatively, a copy of the Final EIS can be requested by email to or by U.S. Mail to:

Ms. Alighieri Saenz
Collaborative Program Assistant
Bureau of Reclamation
Office of the Area Manager
Albuquerque Area Office
ALB 109 (505) 462-3600

Your request must include:

  • Your Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Format you would like to receive the document:
    • CD that contains the Final EIS and all appendices (preferred option)
    • Full paper copy of the Final EIS
    • Full paper copy of the Final EIS and all Appendices
    • Summary of Final EIS only

EIS Reference Documents

The following link contains the reference list for the Draft EIS. Many of the reference documents have been scanned and can be viewed and downloaded using Adobe Acrobat software. The FEIS reference list is essentially the same as the DEIS reference list.

EIS References [114 kB pdf]