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USACE to host public workshop for proposed easement crossing public lands at Carters Lake Project

Published Aug. 19, 2014

MOBILE, Ala.-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District is hosting a public workshop on Sept. 4, 2014 at the Gilmer County Civic Center in Ellijay, Ga. from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to receive public input regarding a proposed easement to the Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) for a Planned Ellijay-Roundtop 230 kV Transmission Line that would cross a portion of the Carters Lake Project in Gilmer County, Ga. 

Information will be presented on the proposed easement and USACE will solicit comments for inclusion into a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) to address potential impacts associated with the proposed easement. The Draft EA will serve as a basis for ensuring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The easement would require removal of trees and other woody stemmed vegetation to allow initial construction and maintenance. The total proposed easement consists of approximately 19 acres of which about 14 acres would require clearing of woody vegetation. There will be no clearing along a buffer zone for a minimum of 150 feet on either shore of the Carters Lake crossing. Single pole steel or concrete structures would be used to support the transmission line; however, three-pole structures would be used to cross Carters Lake in one 1,800 foot span at an approximate height of 200 feet above the lake surface.



Lorraine S. Evans

Release no. 14-022