Submit Your Comments By August 13, 2021

Enterprise Services is accepting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary Long-Term Management Project until August 13, 2021. This Draft EIS evaluates long-term management alternatives for the waterbody (Managed Lake, Estuary, or Hybrid) in support of identifying and implementing an environmentally and economically sustainable long-term management alternative that improves water quality, manages sediment, improves ecological function, and restores community use.

Comments can be submitted through an online comment form, via email or mail, and at an online public hearing (July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.). If you would like to submit a verbal comment during the online public hearing please register today; registration is not required to observe the meeting.

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All comments will be considered equally regardless of how they are submitted. Comments that are identical (e.g., form letters) or similar in nature will be treated as single comments. The EIS Project Team will review all comments received on the Draft EIS and evaluate whether additional technical analyses are required to ensure a complete evaluation and support informed decision-making on a preferred alternative for long-term management of Capitol Lake – Deschutes Estuary.  All comments will be documented in a comment response summary in the Final EIS.


Join the EIS Project Team during two additional online office hour sessions. Drop into the Zoom meeting anytime during these hours to ask clarifying questions and learn more about the Draft EIS. There is no set agenda or presentation. Formal Draft EIS comments cannot be submitted during office hours – please visit the website to learn more about how to submit comments.

July 28, 2021 – 12-1 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 2560 0714
Passcode: 517954
Phone: 1-253-215-8782

August 5, 2021 – 10-11 a.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 876 5446 5021
Passcode: 692990
Phone: 1-253-215-8782


The presentation used for all meetings and briefings is posted on the project website. A recording of the July 12 Executive Work Group meeting, where this presentation was given, is also available.


Since the release of the Draft EIS on June 30, we’ve completed more than a dozen briefings with stakeholders, met with many of you during office hours, and received lots of great questions. We are compiling the most common questions and will add those to the website the week of July 26.


Thank you for investing your time in reviewing this Draft EIS and to many of you who have already provided comments. If you have questions, email us at or call (360) 407-9323.