BURBANK, Wash.– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District (Corps) invites the public to provide scoping comments for its upcoming revision of the Ice Harbor Master Plan. The Corps will be accepting comments from May 1 through June 15, 2020.
The Corps is interested in hearing how the public uses the lands surrounding Lake Sacajawea behind Ice Harbor Dam and how the public would like those lands to be managed for the next 20 years. The Corps will also be preparing an Environmental Assessment to address potential environmental effects associated with the Master Plan revision. Public comments received during this scoping process will be considered during development of the draft Master Plan and the Environmental Assessment.
The Master Plan is a high-level, strategic document that describes how the Corps manages the lands surrounding Lake Sacajawea. It was last revised in 1977, so it is out-of-date and needs to be updated according to current Corps policy. The Master Plan does not address dam operations such as spill, fish passage, or dam breaching.
Documents and other information related to the Ice Harbor Master Plan revision are available for review on the Corps’ website https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/locations/district-locks-and-dams/ice-harbor-lock-and-dam/ice-harbor-master-plan/
Comments may be submitted electronically through the website or via email at IceHarborMP@usace.army.mil . To submit written comments via the U.S. Postal Service, mail them to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Walla Walla District
ATTN: Ice Harbor Master Plan
201 N. 3rd Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876
For more information about the Ice Harbor Master Plan revision, contact Ms. Leigh Cranmer, Master Planner, at (509) 527-7137, or via email at IceHarborMP@usace.army.mil. For more information on the Environmental Assessment, contact Ms. Sandy Shelin, Environmental Coordinator, at (509) 527-7265 or via email at the Ice Harbor Master Plan address above.
Release no. 20-036