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Posted 10/1/2018

Release no. 18-056


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MOBILE, Alabama – The Final Scoping Report documenting feedback that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District received from the general public and other stakeholders during the pubic scoping process is now available

The public scoping process sought input on key concerns and issues about the combined study effort for (1) the Allatoona Lake water supply storage reallocation study, and (2) the Weiss and Logan Martin Reservoirs proposed flood operational changes.

More than 400 members of the public and other stakeholders attended five public meetings, held in the upper Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin, in late July and early August 2018. The Corps received more than 170 formal written letters, comment forms, verbal comments (from court reporter transcripts), and emails were submitted.

The comments were summarized into five broad categories, then further subcategorized and discussed in the Scoping Report. Most of the comments received focused on USACE water management practices; operations associated with USACE-authorized project purposes; and water-based recreational (lake levels), regional economic, and water quality areas of concern.

Canvassing at the public meetings identified similar concerns, with a substantial number of participants identifying recreation and water quality as leading environmental resource considerations.

The comments and other information received will be considered during the study process to develop alternatives, evaluate their effectiveness to project operations, and aid in the preparation of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

The results are detailed in the Final Scoping Report located at:  https://go.usa.gov/xPBQd

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers thanks you for your input!