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Corps of Engineers seeks comments on Pool 6 environmental assessment

Published June 9, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Pool 6environmental assessment for the beneficial use of dredged material. 

The Corps is proposing to place dredged material at two new sites in Pool 6. One of the locations will be used to restore a portion of land that has eroded at the head of Mosquito Island downstream of Winona, Minn., at river mile 721.9. The other location will be used to fill a basin in an industrial park owned by the city of Winona, Minn. 

The report can be viewed and downloaded from the St. Paul District website at:

A public review and comment period on the draft environmental assessment begins today and will end July 7. Questions and comments concerning the project should be directed to Aaron McFarlane, biologist, at (651) 290-5660 or 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, MN 55101-1678. 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. 

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



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