SEATTLE - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking public comments on the draft integrated Post-Authorization Decision Document and Environmental Assessment for the Albeni Falls Dam Fish Passage project. The 30-day public comment period is from Nov. 28 to Dec. 28, 2017. This document is available for viewing online at https://tinyurl.com/AlbeniFishPassage and a paper copy will be available at the East Bonner County Library at 1407 Cedar Street, Sandpoint, Idaho.
The proposed permanent upstream fish passage facility includes an entrance, ladder, holding and sorting area, fish lift, and truck loading area at Albeni Falls Dam and is subject to approval and appropriations. Operation of the passageway would be year-round excluding the warmest month of August when temperatures exceed lethal thresholds for bull trout and during winter periods of river or facility ice-over.
A public meeting to provide project updates and information about the draft integrated Post-Authorization Decision Document and Environmental Assessment is scheduled for Dec. 13:
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
The Sandpoint Center (Columbia Bank Center)
414 Church St.
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Comments on the draft integrated Post-Authorization Decision Document and Environmental Assessment may be submitted by email, or mailed to the addresses below.
For more information or to submit comments:
Comments must be postmarked by Dec. 28, 2017.
Release no. 17-057