News and Press

Newsletter (January 2017) - Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Draft Environmental Impact Statement Available

You are invited to review and comment on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing the environmental effects of constructing a proposed regional water system (RWS) and connected actions in the Pojoaque Basin in north-central New Mexico. As the lead federal agency, the Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office (Reclamation), prepared the draft EIS in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; U.S. Indian Health Service; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Pueblo de San Ildefonso, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Pueblo of Nambé, and Pueblo of Tesuque (Settlement Pueblos); New Mexico Department of Transportation; Santa Fe County; and the City of Santa Fe.
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January 6, 2017 - Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System

The Bureau of Reclamation released its draft Environmental Impact Statement today for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System. The draft EIS analyzes potential environmental impacts of five alternatives for planning, designing and constructing the regional water system in the Pojoaque Basin of north-central New Mexico. A 45-day public comment period is open from January 13 to February 27, 2017. 
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Newsletter (December 2015) - Working Alternatives Developed for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement

The Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, has developed preliminary working alternatives that will be further refined and analyzed in the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement. Reclamation and cooperating agencies have developed five preliminary alternatives for analysis in this Environmental Impact Statement, including the No Action Alternative. These represent the range of reasonable actions that could be taken to satisfy the purpose of and need for Reclamation’s action with respect to the Regional Water System.
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Newsletter (November 2014) - Alternative Development Underway for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement

The Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, is in the process of developing alternatives for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement. This newsletter contains an explanation of the ongoing alternative development process, a discussion of key resource studies, and identification of next steps in the project.
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Newsletter (September 2013) - Public Scoping Report Completed for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Watery System Environmental Impact Statement

The Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office, has completed the Public Scoping Report for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement. The report is available for viewing on the Project Documents page. The full report provides detailed results of the public scoping process.
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March 14, 2013 - Secretary Salazar Finalizes Historic Aamodt Water Rights Settlement in New Mexico

As part of President Obama’s commitment to empowering American Indian tribal nations and strengthening their economies, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today joined New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez and leaders from four Pueblo tribes—the Tesuque, Nambé, Pojoaque and San Ildefonso—at the Santa Fe Indian School to execute settlement documents and celebrate the historic New Mexico vs. Aamodt water rights settlement.
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Press Release (February 2013) - Scoping Meetings Planned on Environmental Impact Statement for the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System (RWS) in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The proposed system will serve the Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque, and County residents within the Pojoaque Basin.
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Newsletter (February 2013) - Bureau of Reclamation Begins Planning Phase of the Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System

The US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Albuquerque Area Office (Reclamation) is proposing to design and construct a regional water system (RWS) serving the Pojoaque Basin in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. The RWS would deliver potable water to the Pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, and Tesuque, and county residents by diverting and treating water from the Rio Grande. 
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