ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, invite the public to attend a Sept. 13, meeting to learn about and comment on the Corps’ draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project.
The meeting will take place at the Courtyard Marriott, 1080 28th Ave S., Moorhead. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open house, and attendees will have an opportunity to engage Corps and Minnesota DNR staff on the content of the draft documents. A brief, formal presentation will follow the open house and verbal or written comments on the documents will be received. Sign language interpreters will be available.
This meeting will address proposed modifications to the project since the completion of the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment dated September 2013. Project information, including the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, can be viewed at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/Public-Notices/.
At the meeting, participants will also be able to learn about the Minnesota DNR’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, published Aug. 27. This document can be found at https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/fm_flood_risk/seis.html.
The Corps of Engineers and Minnesota DNR are accepting public comments on their respective documents through Sept. 27, 2018.
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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