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Posted 7/25/2012

Release no. 2012-P-026

Todd Plain

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board released the draft supplemental environmental impact statement/environmental impact report for the Folsom Dam Modification Project Approach Channel on July 20 for public review.

The draft environmental document was published in the Federal Register, local libraries, CVFPB’s website and the district’s website at

The official 45-day public comment period for the document begins July 25 and ends Sept. 10, 2012.

The environmental document serves as a supplement to the final EIS/EIR and Record of Decision—completed in 2007—for the Folsom Dam and Flood Damage Reduction Project. The document provides new and additional information on the design, and means to construct the auxiliary spillway – part of the Joint Federal Project.

Additionally, the document outlines and evaluates possible environmental effects and mitigation measures associated with proposed construction.

The Joint Federal Project will implement dam safety and security features, along with flood damage reduction features, at Folsom Dam and its associated facilities in the city of Folsom. Project completion is scheduled for October 2017.

Written comments can be submitted through the postal mail or by email to the addresses listed in the draft supplemental EIS/EIR. Comments will also be accepted during two public meetings Aug. 23, where project partners will present potential environmental impacts.

A final supplemental EIS is tentatively scheduled to be released by the end of the year.

Folsom Dam Joint Federal Project Approach Channel Public Meetings

August 23, 2012

Morning: 10 am – 12 pm

Evening: 5 pm – 7 pm

Both meetings held at:

Folsom Community Center

52 Natoma St.

Folsom, CA.