Friday, December 21, 2007

Caples Lake project seeks input

Unedited from Dec. 07 Tahoe Mt. News

Caples Lake project stalled

Because so many comments were received regarding the draft environmental impact report for the proposed Caples Lake boat launch and access road project, it is going to be re-issued to include the new material.
El Dorado Irrigation District operates the lake on Highway 88 in Alpine County on the way to Kirkwood from South Lake. The irrigation district wants to build a parking lot, two-lane boat ramp, restrooms, picnic tables, ancillary facilities and a well on the northeast shore of Caples Lake.
Officials had hoped to have a public hearing and certify the final EIR last month. It is not known when the revised draft will be re-circulated for another 45-day comment period.
“We believe that we have received significant new information that we were previously unable to include,” said EID spokeswoman Deanne Kloepfer. “And we received new information in relation to comments on the draft EIR.”
Specifics about the comments were not available.
For more information, contact W. Chris Work with El Dorado Irrigation District, at (530) 642-4021.

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