Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office

Soda Lake Geothermal Exploration Final Environmental Assessment and Decision Record
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0008-EA (July 2010)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, has completed the final environmental assessment (EA) for the Soda Lake Geothermal Exploration Project proposed by Magma Energy (U.S. Energy).

The proposed geothermal exploration project is in the Soda Lake area of Churchill County, approximately eight miles northwest of Fallon, Nevada. The EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed exploration and testing activities at the Soda Lake site. 

The primary objective of the project is to further evaluate the characteristics of the geothermal resources at the Soda Lake site. The proposed activities include constructing new access roads, upgrading existing access roads, constructing up to nine new well pads, drilling and completing slim wells and/or exploration wells, and flow testing exploration wells to determine commercial potential.

A pdf version of the EA is available by clicking on the links in the column to the right. 

For more information, please call: 775-885-6000.

Document Links:

Soda Lake Geothermal Exploration Final EA

Finding of No Significant Impact

Decision Record

Figure 1 - Project Location Map

Figure 2 - Project Area Leases

Figure 3 - Proposed Drill Pads and Access Roads Map

Figure 4 - Typical Drill Pad Layout

Figure 5 - Soils Map

Figure 6 - Vegetation Map

Figure 7 - Cumulative Effects Study Area Map

Appendix A - Unit Agreement Contracted Leases Segregated

Appendix B - Noxious Weeds Management Plan

Appendix C - Species Report