23-007 Corps invites public comments for the Yakima River Delta Restoration Project

Published Jan. 25, 2023

Richland, WA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, invites your comments regarding the draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Feasibility Study/Environmental Assessment (FS/EA) for the Yakima River Delta Ecosystem Restoration Project.

The 30-day comment period begins January 30 and concludes March 10. All information and comments submitted will be included in the permanent public record. An open house meeting will be held on February 23, from noon to 2 p.m., and from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Reach Museum in Richland, Washington.

There are three methods for submitting public comments. Electronic comments can be submitted directly online at: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/EnvironmentalComplianceComment/ or via email to NEPANWW@usace.army.mil, inserting “Yakima River Delta Restoration Project” in the subject line. U.S. Mail comments should be postmarked by the deadline to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: PPL-C (Yakima River Delta Restoration Project)
201 N. 3rd Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362


The Corps and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are partnering on an ecosystem restoration along the Lower Yakima River in Richland, Washington. The project goal is to restore riparian and aquatic habitat and ecosystem functions for the benefit of Endangered Species Act-listed salmonids, other fish, birds, and wildlife in the study area at the Yakima River Delta and, where possible, provide education and recreation access.

For more information, visit https://www.nww.usace.army.mil/missions/projects/yakima-river-delta-ecological-restoration/. For general questions, call the Walla Walla District at 509-527-7020.


Release no. 23-007