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MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, will host a Town Hall meeting, Feb. 22, to discuss the progress of the Mobile Harbor General Reevaluation Report study with the public. The event is open to the public.

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District  

WHAT: Town Hall meeting to discuss ongoing study to determine the feasibility of increasing the width and depth of the Mobile Harbor Federal Navigation Channel 

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mobile Convention Center One South Water Street, Mobile, Ala., 36602 (Free parking available at 11 Government Street)

Background: In June 2014, the Alabama State Port Authority submitted a request to the Army Corps of Engineers to consider increasing the depth and width of the Mobile Harbor Channel. Following that request, the district began a four-year, $7.8 million comprehensive study to determine the costs, benefits and economic impacts of enlarging the channel. The results of the study will be documented in a General Reevaluation Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Media interested in reporting on this event, or who would like more information, may contact the Mobile District Public Affairs Office at 251.690.2505.