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Corps seeks comments on proposed Lock and Dam 5A scour repairs

Published June 7, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to repair scour holes and erosion immediately upstream and downstream of Lock and Dam 5A along, near Fountain City, Wisconsin.

The proposed work includes filling scour holes and lining the bank with rock riprap along the Wisconsin bank. Rock would be delivered by truck directly to the sites to be repaired. An excavator or crane would be used to unload the rock and place it into the scour holes and along the embankment.

This project requires a review of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act. A copy of the draft Environmental Assessment with a finding of no significant impact was coordinated with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and state resource agencies prior to posting of the public notice. A final determination on the draft Environmental Assessment will be made following a 15-day public review period. A copy of the draft document can be viewed and downloaded from the St. Paul District’s website at:

The public review and comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment ends June 20. Questions and comments concerning the project should be directed to Dan Kelner, Corps biologist, at 651-290-5277 or Please address all correspondence on this project to the St. Paul District, 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 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



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