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Public meeting scheduled to discuss recently released Papillion Creek Basin draft feasibility report

Published Nov. 21, 2019
Papillion Creek GRR Public Meeting

The Omaha District, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River NRD, held a public meeting on July 23, 2019 to discuss the latest status on the Papillion Creek basin flood risk management study.

Omaha, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha to gather input on the recently released draft feasibility report for the Papillion Creek General Re-evaluation study. The purpose of the study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood risks and improve public safety within the Papillion Creek Basin in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.

The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a brief opening presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house. The open house will be held in Room 113 in Mammel Hall on the UNO Campus, 6708 Pine Street. Lot 5 will have open parking during the meeting time.

“During the open house, the Corps and the NRD will answer questions the public may have about the study and gather their input on the draft feasibility report which evaluates recommended flood risk management alternatives throughout the Papillion Creek Basin,” said Tiffany Vanosdall, project manager with the Corps of Engineers.

The draft Feasibility Report, including Environmental Assessment and report appendices, can be downloaded from https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Planning-Projects/Papillion-GRR/. Study updates are also available on the website.

Input on the study may be submitted at the public meeting or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Tiffany Vanosdall; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments must be received on or before January 3, 2020. Comments can also be emailed to cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 19-135