SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS BY AUGUST 13
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project is now available. This begins a 45‑day public comment period (June 30 – August 13, 2021). Comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted through an online comment form, via email or mail, and at an online public hearing.
The EIS provides a description of the long-term management alternatives and an impartial discussion of significant environmental impacts and benefits, as well as mitigation measures that would avoid or minimize adverse impacts or enhance environmental quality. Neither short-term actions (e.g., dredging) nor a long-term management alternative (Managed Lake, Estuary, or Hybrid) can be implemented without an EIS.
The Draft EIS is available in the project library for download in full and by chapter. Printed copies of the Draft EIS are also available for public viewing at five locations.