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Corps of Engineers seeks comments on environmental assessment

Published June 3, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Breckenridge, Minn., berm construction and channel clean-out Environmental Assessment. 

The Corps, in partnership with the city of Breckenridge, is proposing to modify the city's existing flood risk reduction project to ensure it functions as designed. The Corps is proposing to dredge approximately 7,000 cubic yards of sediment from the diversion channel inlet and construct a 400-foot berm to minimize future sediment deposits. 

The report can be viewed and downloaded from the St. Paul District’s website at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Environment/EnvironmentalAssessments.aspx 

A public review and comment period on the draft environmental assessment begins today and will end July 07. Questions and comments concerning project should be directed to Derek Ingvalson, Corps biologist, at (651) 290-5252 or derek.s.ingvalson@usace.army.mil. Please address all correspondence on this project to Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, Attention: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1678.

The nearly 650 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 www.mvp.usace.army.mil

 

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