RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District, in partnership with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is seeking input on the scope of the Yakima Delta Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
The project will examine potential cost-effective actions to improve the habitat of fish and wildlife in the Yakima River delta by restoring ecosystem structure, function, and dynamic processes degraded or lost following the construction and operation of McNary Lock and Dam. These actions may include channel modification, shallow water habitat development, invasive riparian plant removal, native species plantings, fish predator habitat elimination, and fish passage barrier removal.
The comment period will be open from Nov. 20 to Dec. 19.
Comments may be filed online at: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/EnvironmentalComplianceComment/ or via email to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, inserting “Yakima Delta Ecosystem Restoration” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
Attention: CENWW-PPL-C, Yakima Delta CAP 1135
201 N. 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
An open-house-style public scoping meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the activity room of Richland Community Center at 500 Amon Park Drive of Richland, Washington.
For additional information, contact NEPANWW@usace.army.mil
Release no. 19-104