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USACE West Point Conducting Federal Boundary Line Survey

Published July 20, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project announced today that the project will begin a refurbishment survey of the federal boundary line around the West Point Lake reservoir on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Over the next 60 days, Survtech Solutions will be surveying various sections of the public lands boundary line adjacent to various subdivisions, neighborhoods, and major roads around West Point Lake. The public may see Survtech crews working in their neighborhoods and walking on the public land behind their homes or properties. Residents may also notice uniformed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers inspecting portions of the boundary line during the coming months as the survey contract is conducted, conducting quality assurance inspections.

The federal boundary line is easily recognized by two red, horizontal stripes painted on trees on either side of the boundary line when the boundary line is straight, and three stripes painted on trees where a boundary line turns. The boundary line extends over 330 miles around the USACE West Point Project, encompassing over 55,000 acres of publicly-owned land and water. The entire extent of the line is repainted every five years to ensure that it remains easily identifiable to the public.

For more information, please contact the USACE West Point Project Management Office at (706) 645‑2937 and follow the Project on Facebook @WestPointLake.USACE.


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