WALLA WALLA, Wash.
– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District (Corps), invites public comments regarding the scope of the Corps’ proposed general investigation feasibility study (study) to evaluate alternatives and recommend a plan to reduce the City of Walla Walla’s flood risks along Mill Creek.
The study will include a modernized reassessment of the overall flood risks Mill Creek presents to the Walla Walla, Washington, community. It will consider the reduced capacity, performance, and reliability of several components of the existing system, as well as develop a range of alternatives that could be implemented to efficiently and effectively reduce those risks looking forward.
The Corps is soliciting public opinion on relevant issues and environmental effects that should be considered in the study. Scoping comments will be used to help: 1) identify potential and key issues to address; 2) explore potential flood-risk-management alternatives, in addition to no action; and 3) identify potential environmental effects. Written comments will be accepted through Nov. 16, 2018.
A public scoping open house will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 550 West Rose Street in Walla Walla, Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at 3-7 p.m. Written comments will also be accepted at the meeting.
A public scoping letter about the proposed study is available for viewing or downloading on the District’s website at http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance.
Written comments will be accepted through Nov. 16, 2018. Information and comments submitted will be included in the public record. Electronic comments may be filed directly online using the NEPA Online Comment Form on the webpage, or by emailing to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, noting “Mill Creek GI” in the subject line.
Comments may also be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Walla Walla District
ATTN: PPL-C (Mill Creek GI)
201 North 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
Release no. 18-118