- 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:
210 W Pioneer Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Open House
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Presentation
and Project Updates
– 7:30 pm:
Public Comment Period & Open house
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.
on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement may be
submitted by email, at the upcoming public meeting, or in written form.
information or to submit comments:
Comments must be postmarked
by May 9, 2016.
Release no. 16-010