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Corps releases draft environmental assessment for dredged material unloading in Buffalo County, Wis.

Published May 23, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released a draft environmental assessment on a proposed action to unload dredged material from the Grand Encampment Placement Site in Buffalo County, Wis., today, May 23.

The environmental assessment and additional information can be viewed and downloaded from the Corps’ website at: It is available for public review until June 28.

The placement site has reached its storage capacity, and the Corps is proposing to unload approximately 500,000 cubic yards of dredged material. The material would be unloaded either mechanically or hydraulically. The purpose of this action is to maintain storage at the site for future placement of dredged material.

Comments can be sent to Megan McGuire at the Corps of Engineers,, 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 Megan McGuire at (651) 290-5990.

The nearly 700 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 Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see



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