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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2012-0053-CX Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Little Owyhee-Snowstorm HMAs Emergency Water Hauling Decision Date:  08/13/2012
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  BLM    
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Project Description:
The proposed action is to enhance up to four existing watering locations within the Little Owyhee and Snowstorms HMAs with temporary troughs and/or water storage tanks to provide wild horses within the area much needed water. The existing watering locations are naturally occurring springs, reservoirs and rivers. Due to the lack of moisture and wild horse numbers over AML, these sources are providing little to no watering opportunities for wild horses or wildlife. There are currently large numbers of horses that are dependent on these dried or drying up sources of water. Without adequate amounts of water wild horses may die, and as drought continues horses will die. The temporary troughs and/or storage tanks would provide the horses with a more continuous source of water until they are gathered. Due to the wild horse numbers being over AML, water hauling may have to continue through the winter until the water resources have had an ample opportunity to recover.
Project Location:
Little Mud Springs: T.42 N., R.42 E., sec.14; Un-named Reservoir: T.41 N., R.45 E., sec.19; Four Mile: T.42 N., R.45 E., sec.06; Temporary trough at Rodear Flat: T.41 N., R.45 E., sec.16
 
Project Lead:  Amanda DeForest    
Phone Number:  (775) 623-1579    
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Office(s):  Humboldt River FO Lead Office:  Humboldt River FO
Counties:  Elko
Humboldt
   
 
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NEPA Document

CX Extraordinary Circumstances Checklist


Map Set Name Publication Date  
Little Owyhee - Snowstorm HMA Water Hauling Maps 08/16/2012  
     

Document Name Publication Date  
CX ID Team Review Sheet 08/16/2012  
Photos 08/16/2012  
     

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