The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public scoping meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, at the Lewis and Clark Missouri River Visitors Center.
The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of shallow water habitat at two Missouri River Recovery Program sites: Copeland Bend located east of Nebraska City in Fremont County, Iowa, and Langdon Bend located two miles east of Nemaha, Neb.
Both projects will create additional shallow water habitat intended to benefit the federally endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish and wildlife species.
Creation of this habitat is necessary to fulfill recommendations in the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Biological Opinion for the Operation of the Missouri River Main Stem Reservoir System, Operation and Maintenance of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, and Operation of the Kansas River Reservoir System.
The meeting will be an open house format where members of the public and interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to visit information stations and talk with project team members one-on-one about the Copeland Bend and Langdon Bend projects.