HELP DEFINE THE FUTURE OF THE CAPITOL LAKE/LOWER DESCHUTES WATERSHED
Long-term management strategies and actions are needed to address issues in the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed.
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared to document the potential environmental impacts of various alternatives and determine how these alternatives meet the long-term management objectives identified for the watershed. The primary alternatives to be evaluated, at a minimum, include:
- Managed Lake
- No Action (required in an EIS)
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE SCOPING COMMENT PERIOD
The first step of an EIS is called scoping. During this phase, agencies, tribes, local communities, organizations, and the public were asked to comment on what should be analyzed and considered in the EIS.
More than 1,000 people met us in person or participated online, resulting in hundreds of scoping comments. View these comments in the project library.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The project team has begun reviewing comments and preparing the Scoping Report. This report, which will be issued in early 2019, will summarize primarty themes from comments received during scoping and begin to define the scope of the EIS analysis.
WHEN IS THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO GIVE INPUT?
Input is formally accepted at two key points – at the outset during scoping, and then when a Draft EIS is available for public review. The public comment period for the Draft EIS is likely to be in 2020.
STAY UP TO DATE ON OUR PROGRESS
Preparing an EIS is a multi-year process and you have an essential role to play. Please join our email list to receive project updates.
For questions about the project please email info@CapitolLakewatershedEIS.org.