ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft environmental assessment today, March 1, on the proposed modifications to the existing levee system at Alvarado, Minn.
The City of Alvarado proposes to modify the existing levee system constructed by the Corps of Engineers during the 1990s. Modifications include removing damaged levee areas, constructing a rock support, realigning portions of the levee, re-grading slopes and reinforcing the river banks to prevent erosion. The environmental assessment and additional information can be viewed and downloaded from the Corps’ website at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Environment/EnvironmentalAssessments.aspx
The document is available for public review until March 31. Comments can be sent to Megan McGuire at the Corps of Engineers at Megan.K.McGuire@usace.army.mil
, or 180 E. 5th St., Ste. 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678. Persons submitting comments are advised that all comments received will be available to the public, to include the possibility of posting on a publicly accessible website. Commenters are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as home addresses, or home phone numbers, in their comments unless they do not object to such information being made available to the public.
For more information, contact the Corps’ project manager Joe Mose at (651) 290-5567 or Megan McGuire at (651) 290-5990.
The nearly 700 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 Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil