Corps of Engineers public meetings setThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the James River Joint Water Resources District, will hold four public meetings to gather input on the recently initiated James River Feasibility Study. The meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the James River Joint Water Resources District, will hold four public meetings to gather input on the recently initiated James River Feasibility Study.
The meetings will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
* Jamestown: Tuesday, City Hall, basement conference room, 102 Third Ave. SE.
* Carrington, N.D.: Wednesday, City Library, public meeting room, 87 Eighth Ave. N.
* LaMoure, N.D.: Thursday. First State Bank Mall, Omega Room, 100 First Ave. SW.
* Oakes, N.D.: June 15, Southeast Career and Technical Center, 924 S. Seventh St.
Record runoff in 2009 and higher than normal flows in 2010 and 2011 have led to more frequent flooding in the James River watershed. The purpose of the study is to identify the potential for developing cost-effective flood control solutions and to address other flooding issues. Under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, public input is an essential part of the study process in that the public is given the opportunity to learn why the study is important, what will be done during the study process, provide specific concerns and learn about the possible benefits.
The public meetings will have a brief opening presentation by both agencies followed by a workshop period.
“During the workshop period, the cooperating agencies will provide the public with a study overview and then gather their input on James River flooding problems and associated costs in terms of damages, road closures, etc.,” said Jeff Greenwald, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The corps and the James River Joint Water Resources District will also discuss and seek public input on environmental considerations and available structural and non-structural flood risk management measures.”
Input may be submitted at the public meetings or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AA; ATTN: James River Feasibility Study Project Manager; 1616 Capitol Ave. Omaha, NE 68102-4901.