Official websites use .mil
Secure .mil websites use HTTPS
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752
PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers released its 2016 Work Plan today, which includes $200,000 in funding
a Souris (Mouse) River Feasibility Study.
purpose of the feasibility study is to assess the interconnected system of
reservoirs, levees and channels within this basin and recommend modifications
to existing infrastructure and potential new measures to reduce the risk of
flooding. To complete the study, the Corps will work in partnership with the
Souris River Joint Water Resources Board.
A Corps feasibility study is the first step toward a federal flood risk
reduction project. Its purpose is to provide Congress
with the information it needs to authorize a project for implementation. The
Study will be focused on the development of alternatives to address flooding
within the Souris river basin.
a feasibility study is an important event,” said Col. Dan Koprowski, St. Paul
District commander. “It provides us the opportunity to determine if there is a
federal interest in constructing additional long-term flood damage reduction features
in the basin.”
work plan listing the amounts provided to various programs, projects and
activities for each of the four appropriations accounts can be found at http://www.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Budget.aspx.
nearly 600 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 2015 $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.
Release no. 16-016
Public Notice RSS Feed