USACE to Meet for St. Joseph Levees Study

Friday, August 11, 2006
Officials from the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will meet with the public to discuss a Draft Environmental Assessment and Feasibility Study on the R460-471 & L455 Flood Damage Reduction Projects at 6:30 p.m. August 28, 2006 in the Elwood Community Center, 803 Massachusetts Street, Elwood, Kan. The Draft Environmental Assessment and Feasibility Study examines alternatives and recommends a proposed plan for improvements to the existing levee system aimed at reducing flood risk and improving levee reliability for the communities of St. Joseph, Elwood, and Wathena, as well as the Rosecrans Memorial Airport / Missouri Air National Guard Base. The levees provide flood protection to about 21,000 acres of rural agriculture and urban residential and commercial development.

Individuals, organizations, and agencies may participate by attending the public meeting or by emailing comments on the document before Aug. 31, 2006. All comments must be postmarked or sent by August 31, 2006. Email: Matthew D. Vandenberg at; mail: Kansas City District, Corps of Engineers, 601 E. 12th Street – Room 843, Attn: Christopher M. White, Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2896

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