ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public input on plans to construct a flood risk management project for Arcadia, Wisconsin.
The draft plan calls for a combination of levees, floodwalls, railroad closures and other elements commonly associated with a flood risk management project like this one. The draft plan also proposes commercial and residential buyouts in order to achieve flood risk reduction for the community.
“We have been working with the city of Arcadia on this study since December 2016 when we held our initial public scoping meetings,” said Nan Bischoff, Corps project manager. “We look forward to more public input on this plan which will be presented at the meeting.”
The public notice for this project can be found here: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/Public-Notices/
Comments concerning the proposed project will be accepted through Feb. 14 and may be submitted to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638.
As part of the comment period, the Corps and the city of Arcadia will host a an open house and public meeting about the project on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Arcadia High School auditorium, 756 Raider Drive, Arcadia.
The city of Arcadia is vulnerable to flooding from the Trempealeau River and two small tributaries, Turton Creek and Myers Valley Creek. The small, relatively steep watersheds of Turton Creek and Myers Valley Creek are flashy and highly responsive to intense precipitation events. Significant flood events in the basin occurred as recently as 2017.
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