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Posted 7/29/2016

Release no. 20160729-001

Jonas Grundman

OMAHA, NE- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is currently seeking input on the draft master plan (MP) revision and associated environmental assessment (EA) of the Cottonwood Springs Lake and Cold Brook Lake Projects located near Hot Springs, South Dakota. The Corps will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, and will be accepting comments through Sept. 2.

The meeting will be held at the Mueller Civic Center (Annex room), 801 South 6th Street, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 57747. Doors will open to the public at 6 p.m. The meeting will run until 8 p.m. A short presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed with an open-house style forum with members of the Corps.

Corps MPs are primarily land classification documents that guide resource development and environmental stewardship actions. The revised MP would replace those published in 1981, reflecting local and regional changes since that time. The primary changes include the reclassification of lands to better reflect realized and anticipated recreational development, incorporation of current land management objectives, and provide for an increased proportion of wildlife management lands.

The draft document is available online at: http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/2782    

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the MP and EA at the meeting or by mail to: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, Attn: CENWO-OD-TN; 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68102 or email to Jonas.Grundman@usace.army.mil

Comments must be postmarked or received by Sept. 2.

The public meeting dates or locations may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If the meeting date or location is changed, the Corps will issue an updated release and post it on the Districts official website at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil announcing the updated meeting details. 

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