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Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation study deadline ends Sept. 28

Published Sept. 7, 2012

Omaha, Neb. – During meetings held to announce the results of Draft Surplus Water reports for five of the six Missouri River Mainstem Reservoirs Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, concurrently began the scoping process for the reallocation study for the Missouri River Mainstem System. 

The deadline for public comments on the Water Reallocation Study is Sept. 28. The date is not to be confused with the recently extended deadline for the Draft Surplus Water Reports, which is Oct. 10.

The Corps is in the process of completing three separate, concurrent actions that will impact municipal and industrial water supply users throughout the Missouri River basin. Those actions include: the draft surplus water reports, the water reallocation study and the rulemaking process associated with the draft surplus water reports.

"Public scoping is an important part of the reallocation study process," said Gwyn Jarrett, project manager. "Comments received from the public will help steer us toward focusing on issues that are important to the basin as we organize the study."  The reallocation study will evaluate municipal and industrial water storage availability on a long-term or permanent basis via water supply contracts between applicants and the Corps of Engineers.  

Written comments for the Water Reallocation Study should be sent to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District CENWO-PM-A
ATTN - Missouri River M & I Water Storage Reallocation Study
1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901.

Comments can also be emailed to: moriver-reallocationstudy@usace.army.mil

Comments for the Water Reallocation study must be postmarked or received no later than Sept. 28, 2012.

Comments for the Draft Surplus Water Report should be sent to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District CENWO-OD-T
ATTN - Surplus Water Report and EA
1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901.

Comments for the Draft Surplus Water Reports can also be emailed to: momainstem-surplus-waterreports@usace.army.mil.

The deadline for those comments has been extended to Oct. 10, 2012.


Contact
Monique Farmer
402-995-2420
monique.l.farmer@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20120907-002