The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District is conducting a comprehensive engineering, economic and environmental study to determine the costs, benefits and environmental impacts of various alternatives to select a plan to manage and reduce the negative consequences and hazards associated with flooding in Selma, Alabama.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-123) appropriated funding for the Selma, Alabama Flood Risk Management (FRM) Study at full Federal expense. As identified under this “Supplemental Appropriation” bill, the study is subject to additional reporting requirements and is expected to be completed by October 2021 and for $3 million dollars.
As part of the study, the Mobile District is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will define the current environmental conditions that will be used to compare with the possible environmental effects of any proposed improvements and its alternatives. The EA will identify potential consequences and the appropriate mitigation needed to minimize adverse impacts.
To date, the Flood Risk Management Study has investigated an array of alternatives that include buyouts, levees, and several bankline stabilization options. The results of the study will be documented in the Flood Risk Management Report and Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment.
The Mobile District is committed to keeping the public and all interested stakeholder groups informed through public meetings, the USACE Mobile webpage and social media. The study is ongoing. The decision on what, if any, plan is recommended will be determined by the outcome of the study.
All documentation associated with the Selma FRM will be added to the "Document Library" link on this page as they become available.