ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released its draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, for a proposed dredged material management plan in Pool 6, near Winona, Minnesota, today, Feb. 4, and will accept comment on it through March 9.
The draft plan outlines the transportation and land requirements to permanently place dredged material removed from the Mississippi River in Pool 6 for the next 20 years. Pool 6 is a 14.4-mile stretch of the river from Lock and Dam 5A, in Fountain City, Wisconsin, to Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
Corps of Engineers officials will host a public meeting to discuss the draft plan and receive public comments. The meeting will be at the Winona Historical Society, 160 Johnson St., in Winona, from 6 - 8 p.m., Feb. 11. The meeting will include a formal presentation highlighting the Corps’ navigation mission and the proposed dredged material management plan. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
The draft EA describing the plan and the environmental impacts is available to the public and can be viewed on the St. Paul District website at: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx.
Questions on the plan or comments on the EA can be directed to Bob Edstrom, project manager, at 651-290-5026 or Pool6DMMP@usace.army.mil. Please address all formal written correspondence on this project to the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 5th St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Corps officials hope to have a final report completed by the end of the summer.
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