Army Corps to Host Sheyenne River Flood Risk Management Study (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, along with Valley City, N.D., will hold a public meeting July 10 to provide background information on and introduce the public to the Valley City Sheyenne River Flood Risk Management Feasibility study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate alternatives for flood risk management in Valley City.

The purpose of this meeting is to present initial information about the feasibility study and to provide a forum for public feedback. The meeting will be held July 10 at the Valley City High School, 493 Central Ave. N. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an open house, followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m. and a question and answer period at 7:30 p.m.

The study has been broken into three phases. The first phase of the study is currently underway and is anticipated to be complete in December of 2012.

Phase 1 tasks include initial data collection, an update to the area hydrology, analysis of the current flood damage reduction projects and the development of the initial alternatives. The array of alternatives includes no action or continuing emergency flood fight measures, non structural measures such as raising buildings or relocation, and structural measures such as levees and floodwalls.

Phase 1 analysis will determine the federal government’s role in implementing a flood risk management project in Valley City.

The next two phases of the study will be carried out in 2013 and 2014. Project alternatives will be compared and evaluated in Phase 2 and a tentatively selected plan will be established. Phase 3 will include the development of the tentatively selected plan.

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Dredging Today Staff, July 3, 2012

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