Officials to Discuss Petaluma River Dredging Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is organizing a public meeting for preparation of a Preliminary Assessment and Dredged Material Management Plan for Petaluma River, City of Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA.

The meeting will be held on April 30, 2105 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA.

The purpose of this meeting is to initiate the scoping process  for an evaluation of whether there is adequate capacity at existing  placement sites for placement/disposal of projected maintenance dredged material from Petaluma River.

This evaluation will be conducted as follows: First a preliminary assessment (PA) will make projections of the volume of dredged material, estimate the existing capacity for placement/disposal of the material, and verify that continued maintenance dredging is economically justified.

If the PA concludes that continued maintenance dredging is justified and that the existing placement/disposal capacity is not adequate, then a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) will be prepared to identify additional placement/disposal sites with adequate capacity for the next 20 years of federal and non-federal maintenance dredging.

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