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Posted 4/12/2018

Release no. 18-031


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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting a public scoping meeting on the Eau Galle Project Master Plan update in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, April 26.

Eau Galle Recreation Area is a 150-acre impoundment surrounded by two day-use areas, a beach, two boat launches, a campground and several miles of hiking and equestrian trails. It is located just north of Spring Valley, or 50 miles east of St. Paul.

The meeting will be held at the Spring Valley Emergency Services Building in Spring Valley, S407 Newman Avenue, from 6-8 p.m.

Corps staff will be there discussing the Eau Galle Project Master Plan. The meeting is informal and there will be a short slide show presentation at 6:30 p.m., to explain the project and next steps in the planning process.

The Eau Galle Project Master Plan, last updated in 1990, is a strategic land use document that will guide the St. Paul District, in the years to come. It is being updated to comply with current Corps of Engineers policies and regulations. The plan, while conceptual in nature, will serve as the vision for both environmental stewardship and recreation as the Corps continues to serve the public in the 21st Century. 

The current Eau Galle Master Plan is available for public review at:
http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/EauGalleMasterPlan/.

Comments will be accepted through Aug. 31. They can be emailed to
eau.galle.lake@usace.army.mil or mailed to W501 Eau Galle Dam Rd., Spring Valley, WI 54767.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see
www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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