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The Draft EIS evaluated and compared the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the individual resources (e.g. biological, cultural, human, etc.) for each of the alternatives (40 CFR 1502.16). Alternative A would use mostly non-potable water from the Rustler Formation, but high impacts from drawdown of the aquifer are projected and there may not be sufficient water available to supply the project. To guarantee a sufficient supply of water for the project, Alternative B proposes to use additional potable water from the Capitan Aquifer, which has a greater recharge capacity and fewer projected impacts from drawdown. At the current time, the BLM has not selected a preferred alternative and is seeking input from the public before making a selection in the Final EIS.

Draft EIS sections:

  HBIS Draft EIS Cover
  Dear Reader Letter
  Abstract
  Executive Summary
  Acronyms
  Master TOC
  1.0 Introduction
  2.0 Alternatives
  3.0 Affected Environment
  4.0 Environmental Effects
  5.0 Cumulative Effects
  6.0 Consultation, Coordination
  References
  Glossary
  Index
  Appendix A
  Appendix B
  Appendix C

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