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USACE Releases Draft Report on Valley Creek Study, with 30-Day Comment Period

Published June 2, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City and Mobile Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have published a joint public notice in the Federal Register on June 1, 2020, announcing release of the USACE draft integrated and environmental assessment for the Valley Creek Flood Risk Management Study in Jefferson County, Ala.

The Federal Register public notice also initiates a 30-day public and agency comment period, ending on July 1, 2020.

The draft report documents the Corps' analysis of alternative plans for reducing flood risk along Valley Creek in the Birmingham metropolitan area, including the municipalities of Fairfield, Midfield, Lipscomb, Brighton, Hueytown and Bessemer.

The draft report identifies the tentatively selected plan (TSP), which consists of three off-channel detention basins in the northern portion of the study area.

The public notice and draft report (including appendices) can be accessed at the following websites:

Comments and input on the draft report and its findings will be accepted through July 1, 2020. Comments can also be sent directly to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District —

Via e-mail:

By postal mail:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
Attn:  PMP-F Valley Creek Feasibility Study
Room 538
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO  64106


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Release no. 20-025