ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, July 25, to gather input on the potential closure of a portion of Gull Lake Dam Road, located in East Gull Lake, Minnesota.
The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the East Gull Lake City Hall, 10790 Squaw Point Road, East Gull Lake.
Evaluation of the purpose and need for the public road began after the St. Paul District completed emergency repairs on a section of the river bank adjacent to the road in November 2017, which were necessary to stabilize the slope between the road and river. During the bank stabilization project, concerns were raised regarding the compatibility of the road with the surrounding recreation mission, protection of cultural resources and the constraints of a single-lane roadway over the Gull Lake Dam.
Gull Lake Dam Road is a public road which passes over federal property and is maintained by the city of East Gull Lake under a 1926 real estate license.
For more information or to submit your comment online, please visit http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Gull-Lake-Road/.
Comments will be accepted through Aug. 25.
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.
Release no. 18-050