20-001 Corps invites public comments on draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment

Published Jan. 15, 2020

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites public comments on the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment Report (FR/EA) for the Mill Creek Flood Risk Management General Investigation Study, Walla Walla, Washington. 

The Corps and the non-Federal Sponsor, Mill Creek Flood Control Zone District (Walla Walla County), are conducting the study to address the flood risks Mill Creek presents to the community of Walla Walla, Washington, and other communities within the Mill Creek watershed (adjacent lands).  This draft FR/EA documents the results of the feasibility study and environmental compliance processes.  It presents the process, analysis, results, and preliminary conclusions of the investigations and analysis performed to evaluate potential improvements to the existing Mill Creek Flood Control Project (MCFCP or Project).

The public comment period will begin on January 15, 2020 and conclude thirty days later on February 14, 2020.  Public comments may be submitted electronically to the Corps using the online comment form on the Environmental Compliance webpage, or via email NEPANWW@usace.army.mil -- type “Mill Creek GI” in the subject line. Comments must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than February 14, 2020 to be considered as part of the public record.  Comments should be mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
ATTN: CENWW_PPL-C, Mill Creek Study 
201 North 3rd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876


A public meeting is planned for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 550 West Rose Street in Walla Walla, Washington.  At this meeting, the Corps will give a presentation, conduct a question and answer session, and accept written comments from interested parties.

The draft FONSI and FR/EA are available in electronic form through the Corps’ website at https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Compliance/

If you have questions, please write or e-mail the Corps at the addresses above, or call the project Environmental Compliance Specialist at 509-527-7256.


Release no. 20-001