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USACE hosting open house teleconference to address erosion threatening Lower Brule

USACE, Omaha District
Published Sept. 3, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will hold an open house on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7p.m. to seek comments on potential opportunities to address erosion that is threatening the town of Lower Brule, South Dakota. There will be a brief, formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. via Webex. The login information is:

US Toll Free +1-844-800-2712
US Toll +1-669-234-1177
Access Code: 199-580-8070
If Needed Security Code: 1234

The purpose of this study is to evaluate alternatives for shoreline restoration to reduce the continued loss of habitat and land which is threatening the town of Lower Brule’s natural resources. This feasibility study is being conducted under authority of Section 203 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000, as amended, also known as the Tribal Partnership Program. The Tribal Partnership Program is an authority through which the Secretary of Army (acting through the Chief of Engineers) can carry out planning, design, and construction of water resource projects that substantially benefit federally-recognized Indian Tribes.  Projects can include flood risk management, environmental restoration and protection, preservation of cultural and natural resources, watershed planning and other technical assistance.

Questions about the study or meeting can be directed to Ms. Amy Bowell-McClean, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Attn: CENWO-PMA-A, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102 or emailed to amy.b.mcclean@usace.army.mil.

Release no. 21-058