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Public meeting scheduled on Little Goose Creek in Sheridan, WY for General Investigations study

USACE Omaha District
Published Jan. 12, 2024
Updated: Jan. 19, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District in coordination with the City of Sheridan, Wyoming, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 6-7 p.m. at the Sheridan City Hall located at 55 E. Grinnell Plaza, third floor, in Sheridan, Wyoming regarding the Draft Feasibility Report for the Little Goose Creek General Investigations feasibility study and to receive input on the alternatives and tentatively selected plan.

The Draft Feasibility Report document will be available for public review and comments for a 30-day period after February 2, 2024. Please visit the Little Goose Creek Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study project page to access the draft document and to view the latest updates as they become available.

The meeting will be held at the Sheridan City Hall, address listed above. A brief presentation and an open house will be the format for the public meeting. During the public meeting and open house, the community is welcome to join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives and technical experts to discuss the draft report and have questions answered.

Input may be submitted at the public meeting, emailed to Rachel.C.Williams@usace.army.mil, or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-A; Attn: Rachel Williams; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901.

Anyone with questions about the public meeting may contact Hanns Mercer with the city of Sheridan at hmercer@sheridanwy.gov.

BACKGROUND: Currently, a 50-foot wide by 10 to 13-foot-high concrete chute replaces the natural Little Goose Creek in downtown Sheridan. The study location is within downtown Sheridan within the concrete lined portion of the Little Goose Creek channel (approximately 1,700 linear feet of the channel). All or portions of the chute may be removed to allow for a more natural stream bed, floodplain connection, native vegetation plantings, improved habitat for aquatic species, improved fish passage, and restored natural connection between the upstream and downstream areas. Recreation measures may also be developed to enhance the benefits to the community.

Release no. 24-002