Corps to Host Public Hearing on Jameson Island Project (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District has announced plans to hold a joint public hearing with the Missouri Clean Water Commission on the Jameson Island Shallow Water Habitat Project.

The hearing will be held on June 11 at the Department of Natural Resources at 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City, Mo., in the LaCharrette/Nightingale Creek Conference Room beginning at 9 a.m.

The Corps’ habitat restoration efforts along the Missouri River are currently ongoing in Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska but were voluntarily halted in 2007 in Missouri when concerns about sediment placement in the river were raised by the Missouri Clean Water Commission.

To address these concerns the Corps enlisted the National Academies to conduct an independent study of sediment issues on the Missouri River. The National Academies completed their report in 2011, and the Corps has incorporated the findings from that report, along with site specific and programmatic water quality information, into a Project Implementation Report on the Jameson Island Unit Shallow Water Habitat Restoration Project. The PIR was released to the public on March 30.

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Dredging Today Staff, May 30, 2012;

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