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Draft EA for surplus water use at Lewis and Clark Lake, NE available for public comment

Published June 29, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment for a surplus water request at Lewis and Clark Lake in Nebraska is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the use of surplus water and the environmental impacts of installing and operating a water intake structure to withdraw 1.33 acre-feet per year for domestic use on private property. 

The proposed project would include placing a two-horsepower sprinkler pump on a concrete pad, elevated two feet above the ground, against the south bank of a dry ravine located in Lot 2 of the Bon Homme North Subdivision adjacent to Lewis and Clark Lake, and laying a one and one-half inch flexible rubber intake line along the ground from the pump intake to just offshore of the Lewis and Clark Lake. The intake line would be fitted with an intake filter to minimize entrainment of debris and aquatic organisms, and an electrical cord would run along the ground from the pump to an electrical outlet located on private property. 

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment, which is available for viewing at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Matthew Vandenberg/Lewis and Clark Lake Surplus Water EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than July 30, 2018. 

This draft EA is consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), the Corps’ regulations for implementing NEPA (33 CFR 325 and Engineering Regulation 200-2-2) and other applicable environmental laws and regulations.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 18-050