NEW TOWN A Wyoming environmental consultant firm is seeking comments on a second proposed project by a New Town firm to pump surplus water from Lake Sakakawea for agricultural and industrial use.
Sand Creek Resources Inc., of New Town, proposes to use surplus water from the lake to supply water to center pivots for irrigation and to an industrial water depot for water use for oil and gas development.
The Quale/Roggenbuck Sakakawea project would be located in Sections 23, 24, 26, 26 and 36 in Township 153 North, Range 93 West, on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private lands in Mountrail County, according to information from SWCA Environmental Consultants in Sheridan, Wyo. The area is west of New Town.
The Wyoming consulting firm has been designated by Sand Creek Resources and the Corps as their non-federal representative for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, better known as NEPA, and related environmental regulatory requirements for the proposed project.
Last week, the consulting firm requested comments on the Quale Sakakawea project in McKenzie County, also west of New Town.
Both are new projects for using surplus water from the lake, according to SWCA information.
Comments on the Quale/Roggenbuck Sakakawea project must be submitted before Oct. 20, the same deadline for the Quale Sakakawea project.
Comments and requests for more information about the project should be sent to: SWCA Environmental Consultants, Laura Leslie Burckhardt, Natural Resource Lead 8902 S. Sheridan Ave., Sheridan, Wyo. 82801, phone 307-250-1213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions for the Corps can be directed to Ryan Newman, lake manager, at 654-7411, ext. 246.