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Corps releases draft environmental assessment for Oslo, Minn., levee

Published March 2, 2012
ST. PAUL, MINN. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft environmental assessment on the proposed modifications to the existing levee system at Oslo, Minn., March 1.

The document is available for public review until March 31.

The City of Oslo proposed to modify the existing levee system that was constructed by the Corps of Engineers in the 1970s. Modifications include raising the existing levees by 1.1 to 1.7 feet, realigning portions of the levee, structure relocations, replacing a portion of the levee with a floodwall, modifying closure structures and relocating or upgrading gatewells.

The environmental assessment and additional information can be viewed and downloaded from the Corps’ website at.

Comments can be sent to Russ Snyder or Randy Devendorf at the Corps of Engineers at or, 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 Russ Snyder at (651) 290-5439 or Randy Devendorf at (651) 290-5267.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see


Release no. 12-026