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Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released
The draft EIS for the Halligan Water Supply Project was released Friday, Nov. 22 This is a critical milestone in the federal permitting process. The EIS describes the project, other water supply alternatives considered and the potential impacts of each.
The draft EIS is available online and physical copies are available at the following locations:
- CSU Morgan Library, 1201 Center Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80523
- Poudre River Public Library District-Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
- Poudre River Public Library-Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, CO 80526
- UNC, James A. Michener Library, 14th Ave. and 20th St., Greeley, CO 80639
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128
A public hearing will be held Jan. 13 (see below for details). All written comments on the draft EIS must be submitted to Mr. Cody Wheeler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 or to TldPLkhhbGxpZ2FuRUlTQHVzYWNlLmFybXk= by Jan. 26, 2020.
Conceptual Mitigation Plan Available for Feedback
The Conceptual Mitigation Plan for the Halligan Water Supply Project was released Nov. 22, 2019 with the draft EIS. A public hearing will be held Jan. 13. All written comments to be considered for the official record on the draft EIS must be submitted to Mr. Cody Wheeler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office, 9307 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128 or to TldPLkhhbGxpZ2FuRUlTQHVzYWNlLmFybXk=.mil by Jan. 26, 2020.
Fort Collins Utilities has updated the cost estimate for the Halligan Water Supply Project. Based on information known at this time, current estimates indicate a probable cost of $120 million. However, costs could vary between $100 million to $150 million as the project scope and schedule are more clearly defined.
The Corps is holding an open house/public hearing for the Halligan Water Supply Project. At the event, there will be opportunities for the public to provide comments about the draft EIS verbally to a stenographer or in writing.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
5:30-7 p.m. – View various posters on the issues and ask questions of representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, their contractors and Fort Collins Utilities.
7-8:30 p.m. – Public officials or individuals wishing to make a public statement to the Corps will be given three minutes each to speak. Public statements will be recorded by a stenographer and made part of the record.
Drake Centre (near Drake Rd. and Shields St.)
802 W. Drake Rd.
Fort Collins, CO