ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board, or SRJB, are holding public meeting to discuss the Mouse River Enhanced flood protection plan Aug. 19.
The meeting will be held at the Minot Municipal Auditorium, Room 201, 420 3rd Ave. Southwest, Minot. There will be an open house starting at 6 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and public comments from 7-9 p.m.
The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Plan is a multiphase plan which was developed as a means to bring flood risk reduction to the Mouse River Basin in North Dakota. See http://mouseriverplan.com for additional details. The Mouse River basin has a number of federally authorized flood damage reduction projects, which include flood storage at Lake Darling Dam. The SRJB submitted a request to the Corps to alter the Minot Levee and Channel Improvements Project along with the six subdivisions between Burlington, N.D., and Minot.
Public input provided at these meetings will be used to assist the Corps in preparing the environmental documentation in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. Input will be used to determine the impacts of the proposed project.
Comments concerning the project can also be submitted to Derek Ingvalson, Corps biologist, by calling (651) 290-5252, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 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 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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