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USACE Mobile District Announces Public Meetings for ACT River Basin

US Army Corps of Engineers
Published Nov. 15, 2019

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is scheduled to host four open- house public meetings Dec. 9 – Dec. 12, 2019, at various locations throughout the Alabama-Coosa- Tallapoosa River Basin in Georgia and Alabama. This is part of the public review and comment process for the Draft Feasibility Report and Integrated Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FR/SEIS) for the Allatoona Lake Water Supply Storage Reallocation Study and Updates to Weiss and Logan Martin Reservoirs Project Water Control Manuals, Alabama and Georgia, to be released on Nov. 15, 2019.

The Draft FR/SEIS and appendices will be available for download at go.usa.gov/xVHN9 starting Nov. 15, 2019. The digitized files on compact discs may be requested by writing to:

Commander, USACE Mobile District

Attn: PD-EI (ACT-ACR DSEIS)

P.O. Box 2288

Mobile, AL 36628

“We invite the community to attend our ACT public meetings, which will provide information on the Feasibility Study and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement” said Cesar Yabor, chief of Public Affairs, USACE Mobile District. “The Corps team looks forward to answering any questions the public may have.”

The open-house public meetings will be held at the following locations, dates and times:

Monday, Dec. 9                                                     Tuesday, Dec. 10

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST                              4:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST

Acworth Community Center                Forum River Civic Center / Berry Shorter Room                     

4361 Cherokee Street                           301 Tribune Street

Acworth, GA 30101                                Rome, GA 30161

(770) 917-1234                                       (706) 291-5281

Wednesday, Dec. 11                                            Thursday, Dec. 12

4:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST                              4:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST

The Pitman Theater                               Friends on Eighth

629 Broad Street                                    109 8th Avenue SW

Gadsden, AL 35901                                Childersburg, AL 35044

(265) 549-4740                                        (205) 296-2397

Comments should be received no later than Dec. 30, 2019, by submission to one of the following:

  • Onsite at the public meetings, via comment forms or the attending court reporter

 

 

  • By letter to:

Commander, USACE Mobile District Attn:

PD-EI (ACT-ACR DSEIS)

P.O. Box 2288 Mobile, AL 36628

“The FR/DSEIS presents the results of USACE’s environmental analysis for our Tentatively Selected Plan for a potential water supply reallocation in Allatoona Lake,” said Yabor. “It also includes proposed revisions to flood operations for the two Alabama Power Company reservoir projects at Weiss Dam and Lake and Logan Martin Dam and Lake.

The Tentatively Selected Plan includes the following changes:

Allatoona Lake

  • Water Supply reallocation of 33, 872 acres
  • Raise Summer guide curve from 840 feet to 841 feet
  • Raise Winter guide curve from 823 feet to 824.5 feet

Weiss Lake

  • Raise Winter level from 558 feet to 561 feet
  • Lower Top of Flood Pool from 574 feet to 572 feet
  • Modify Surcharge Operation

Logan Martin Lake

  • Raise Winter level from 460 feet to 462 feet
  • Lower Top of Flood Pool from 477 feet to 473.5 feet
  • Modify Surcharge Operation

For more information, contact (251) 690-2505 or visit: go.usa.gov/xVHN9.

 

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Contact
Public Affairs
251-690-2505
CESAM-PA@usace.army.mil
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36608
or
Cesar Yabor
251-690-2505
Cesar.Yabor@usace.army.mil
109 Saint Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36608

Release no. 19-048