Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County are seeking public comments on the draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) for the Jones Levee Flood Control Feasibility Study.
The 30-day public comment period was from Oct. 12 to Nov. 11 but has been extended to Nov. 26, 2021, because Appendices A.7, A.8, and A.9 were missing in the original posting. The missing appendices are now available for public review and comment. The draft IFR/EA is available for review online at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Environmental-Documents/
The draft IFR/EA presents the results of a Corps Flood Risk Management feasibility study to identify and evaluate alternatives for managing the flood risks along Jones Levee in the city of Orting, Washington. The recommended plan consists of three major components: a setback levee, breaching of the existing levee, and engineered log jams. The proposed setback is approximately 6,414 feet long and moves the levee alignment landward.
Comments on the draft IFR/EA may be submitted by email, or mailed to the addresses below:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Attn: Planning, Environmental, and Cultural Resources Branch
P.O. Box 3755
Seattle, WA, 98124-3755
Additional information regarding the project is available online at the Pierce County website: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/7179/Jones-Levee-Setback
Comments must be postmarked by Nov. 26, 2021.
Release no. 21-010