ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on a Clean Water Act evaluation to make repairs at Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis.
The Corps is developing plans to repair scouring immediately downstream of the dam. The plan includes placing more than 14,000 cubic yards of rock along the entire width of the dam and up to 150 feet downstream. In all, an estimated three acres south of the dam will be impacted by the project.
The project is important to maintaining the structural integrity of the dam. Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of fall 2015.
The Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Evaluation review period runs from Dec. 5 - Jan. 7, 2015. A copy of the evaluation and public notice can be obtained by contacting the St. Paul District or by visiting the district website at: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx.
Anyone may request a public hearing on the Clean Water Act evaluation for this project. The request must be submitted in writing to the District Engineer within the comment period, and must specify the reasons for holding a hearing. All requests for a hearing and comments on the document will become an official part of the project file and will be available for public examination.
Please address all correspondence on this project to Dan Kelner, biologist, Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 180 Fifth St. E., Ste. 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678. For more information, please contact
Bob Edstrom, project manager, at 651-290-5026.
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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Release no. 14-096
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