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Public comment period for Draft Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam EIS extended

Published June 23, 2016

OMAHA, NE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is extending the public comment period for the draft Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from July 18, 2016 to July 28, 2016. The Draft EIS analyzes and discloses potential effects associated with the proposed Federal action to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at Intake Diversion Dam in the Lower Yellowstone River while continuing the effective and viable operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project.

Public meetings are scheduled in three locations next week.

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Richland County Fair Event Center
  • 5th St. SW in Sidney, MT. 
  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dawson County High School Auditorium
  • 900 N. Merrill Avenue, Glendive, MT.
  • Thursday, June 30, 2016
  • 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Lincoln Center
  • 415 N. 30th Street, Billings, MT

The draft EIS is available for viewing at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/loweryellowstone/ and in hardcopy at libraries in Sidney and Glendive. Written comments should be sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AA; ATTN: Yellowstone EIS; 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 28, 2016.

Tiffany Vanosdall
Tom O'Hara

Release no. 20160623-001