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Posted 3/25/2016

Release no. 16-010


SEATTLE - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County, Washington, are seeking public comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Puyallup River Basin Flood Risk Management General Investigation Study.  The 45-day public comment period is from March 25 to May 9, 2016. This document is available for viewing online at http://tinyurl.com/PuyallupRiverGI and a paper copy will be made available at the Puyallup Public Library and Pierce County Library in Orting, Washington. 

The Puyallup River Basin Flood Risk Management General Investigation is a single-purpose flood risk management feasibility study to address flood risks in the Puyallup River Basin in Washington.  The study’s purpose is to identify, evaluate and recommend an appropriate, coordinated, implementable solution to the identified flood risk problems and opportunities in the basin.   The non-Federal sponsor for this study is Pierce County, Washington.

A public meeting to provide project updates and accept public comments on the Draft Feasibility Report, Environmental Impact Statement and the Tentatively Selected Plan is scheduled for April 19:

Public Meeting

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Puyallup Activity Center

210 W Pioneer Ave

Puyallup, WA 98371

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Open House

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Presentation and Project Updates

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Public Comment Period & Open house

 

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Corps’ website to view the Tentatively Selected Plan and supporting documents at http://tinyurl.com/PuyallupRiverGI.  Public comments will be considered as the Corps and Pierce County work toward completing a basin-wide flood risk management plan.

Comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement may be submitted by email, at the upcoming public meeting, or in written form.

For more information or to submit comments:

Mail: Scott Long

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

CENWS-PM-PL

P.O. Box 3755

Seattle, WA, 98124-3755

Phone: (206) 764-6697

 

Email: PuyallupComments@usace.army.mil

 

Website: http://tinyurl.com/PuyallupRiverGI

Comments must be postmarked by May 9, 2016.

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