In its Final Environmental Assessment, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has said there will be no significant impact for developing hydropower at Drop 5 of the South Canal in Colorado, US.

The 2.4MW project, which is part of the Uncompahgre Project in Montrose, will be located approximately four miles downstream from the Drop 4 hydropower project on the South Canal. The hydropower plant will operate on irrigation water conveyed in the South Canal and no new diversions will occur as a result of this. Construction activities and operation of the hydropower plant will not affect the delivery of irrigation water.