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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

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DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Stearns Dam Removal

Prineville District

Documents in Project

Scoping Letter DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Project Under Implementation
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Prineville District, is proposing to remove Stearns Dam to provide fish passage. Stearns Dam, located on the Crooked River, was originally constructed for irrigation diversion but is no longer used for that purpose. The proposed dam removal project is a cooperative effort involving the irrigator, Crooked River Watershed Council, and BLM. The project location is approximately six miles south of Prineville on Highway 27, T. 16 S., R.15 E., Section 12.
Prineville District Office
(541) 416-6700
n/a
Resource Area: Prineville DO
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries
Download: pdo_ea_1998-0079_061912.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
06/19/2012
06/19/2012 - 07/18/2012
Environmental Assessment,Finding of No Significant Impact DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Project Under Implementation
The prosed action is to remove Stearns Dam. The removal would be accomplished using a variety of methods and mechanized equipment to remove the concrete shell and move or remove rock and sediment. The project would include constructing or reconstructing approximately one mile of fence on the east side of the Crooked River to facilitate livestock management within the riparian area and may include installation of a cattle guard at the adjacent BLM day use recreation area upstream of the dam.
Prineville District Office
(541) 416-6700
n/a
Resource Area: Prineville DO
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries
Download: pdo_ea_fonsi_1998-0079-EA_05012013.docx.pdf
Document Publish Date
Comment:
05/03/2013
05/03/2013 - 06/03/2013
Decision Record DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Project Under Implementation
Based on the analysis documented in the EA and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), it is my decision to implement Alternative 2, complete removal of the dam and no active removal of the sediment above the dam, because it best meets the purpose and need of the project.
Prineville District Office
(541) 416-6700
n/a
Resource Area: Prineville DO
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries
Download: pdo_dr_1998-0079_062513.pdf
Document Publish Date
Protest:
06/25/2013
06/25/2013 - 07/24/2013
Finding of No Significant Impact DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Project Under Implementation
The prosed action is to remove Stearns Dam. The removal would be accomplished using a variety of methods and mechanized equipment to remove the concrete shell and move or remove rock and sediment. The project would include constructing or reconstructing approximately one mile of fence on the east side of the Crooked River to facilitate livestock management within the riparian area and may include installation of a cattle guard at the adjacent BLM day use recreation area upstream of the dam. The EA is incorporated by reference in this Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
Prineville District Office
(541) 416-6700
n/a
Resource Area: Prineville DO
Program Areas: Riparian/Aquatic/Fisheries
Download: pdo_fonsi_1998-0079_07012013.pdf
Document Publish Date
06/26/2013

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