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Corps seeks public comment on Las Vegas Wash environmental review
Published on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (1:36 p.m.)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is evaluating a permit application from the Clark County Department of Public Works to construct the Las Vegas Wash - Sloan Channel to Bonanza Avenue project in Las Vegas.
The proposed project - located on the Las Vegas and Flamingo Washes through the Desert Rose Golf Course - would improve flood control functions by constructing concrete flood channels, lowering washes to allow for additional water capacity and modifying golf course structures to accommodate water flow.
The Corps seeks comments related to the proposal's probable impacts on the affected aquatic environment, and the secondary and cumulative effects. Comments received will be considered by the Corps for developing a final environmental impact statement and to determine whether to issue, modify, condition or deny a permit for this proposal.
The public notice outlining the project’s proposed environmental impacts was released for public review and comment July 24, 2013 and may be viewed at: http://1.usa.gov/14RizuP
Written comments, referencing Public Notice SPK-2012-01327, can by submitted by mail to:
Patricia McQueary, Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
196 East Tabernacle Street, Room 30
St. George, UT 84770
Comments can also be submitted by email to: [email protected]
All comments must be submitted to the office listed above on or before August 19, 2013.
The public and media are encouraged to contact the district's public affairs office with additional questions at 916-557-5100 or: [email protected]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory program administers and enforces administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and is committed to protecting the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions.