US Army Corps of Engineers
Kansas City District

Accepting Comments on Draft Environmental Assessement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation in partnership with other federal and state agencies studied known problems in the Lower Grand River Watershed in north central Missouri. Problems included channel instability, stream bank erosion, sedimentation, logjams and stream capture. These problems alter water flowing in streams, impair public infrastructure, affect landowners and degrade aquatic and wetland habitats. This study will provide crucial guidance toward evaluating and selecting viable options, as well as in securing authorization and adequate funding for recommended construction projects.

The draft feasibility report identifies the study team’s tentatively selected plan, which includes a suite of measures proposed for construction within the watershed. Additional appendices listed in the table of contents are available upon request via the contact information provided below.

Public comments on the plan will be accepted through Nov. 20, 2019. They can be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: PMP-R Grand River Feasibility Study, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 or via email to GrandRiver@usace.army.mil.

Public Notice

Draft FONSI

Draft 404 (B) (1)

Draft Environmental Assessment

Public meetings were held at the following locations and dates:

October 15, 2019: Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Memorial Museum and Leadership Archive Building, 900 Ausmus St. Laclede, MO 64651

October 16, 2019: Keytesville Community Center, 301 West Bridge St. Keytesville, MO 65261

October 17, 2019: Milan Community Center, 205 North Market St. Milan, MO 63556

Comments can be emailed or mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: PMP-R Grand River Feasibility Study

601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

Grand River Basin Project Information

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a feasibility study of the Lower Grand River area.

                        o     The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Department of Transportation, Natural Resources                Conservation Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission are project partners.

o     The project will address recognized problems in the area including flooding, sedimentation, bank erosion, log jams, and loss of important aquatic habitats.

o     Wetland communities at Pershing State Park, Fountain Grove Conservation Area, and surrounding private lands have also been impacted by issues in the project area.

o     The outcome of the feasibility study will include an approved project recommendation report with a recommended plan for construction, along with associated design and permitting documentation.

o     Benefits to addressing these issues include stabilizing eroding banks, reducing loss of agricultural land, protecting infrastructure such as bridges and roads, and restoring wetland habitats.

o     Potential projects on private property, drainage or levee districts would be included only with voluntary participation.

o     After report approval by the Chief of Engineers, authority for project construction and funding for implementation can be requested from Congress. Project construction is cost shared 65% by the Corps of Engineers and 35% by the state and local partners.

 

 

 

 

Public meetings are scheduled from 5-7 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

 

October 15, 2019: Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Memorial Museum and Leadership Archive Building, 900 Ausmus St. Laclede, MO 64651

 

October 16, 2019: Keytesville Community Center, 301 West Bridge St. Keytesville, MO 65261

October 17, 2019: Milan Community Center, 205 North Market St. Milan, MO 63556

 

Comments can be emailed or mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: PMP-R Grand River Feasibility Study

601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

 

 

The Feasibility Study portion is cost-shared 50/50 federal and non-federal, and is anticipated to take three years. The non-federal sponsors for this initial step are the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation. The Missouri Department of Transportation is a contributing partner.

If design and construction are authorized and funded by congress, the state or local partner cost-share will be 35%.

For questions or comments regarding the Grand River Basin study, please email us at GrandRiver@usace.army.mil.