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Posted 1/13/2014

Release no. 14-002


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Tyler Stalker
916-557-5107
tyler.m.stalker@usace.army.mil

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is scheduled to begin a 30-day public review period Jan. 17, following the release of its final general reevaluation report and environmental impact statement for the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project. 

The documents outline the reevaluation’s recommended plan to reduce flood risk in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area from the Truckee River by constructing new levees and flood walls, and integrating floodplain terracing to help increase river capacity. The proposed project is a cooperative effort between the Corps and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority.

The final GRR and EIS including its associated appendices are published on the district’s website at www.spk.usace.army.mil/Media/USACEProjectPublicNotices.aspx. The full reports are also available for review at five local libraries including:

·        Reno Downtown Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno, Nevada  89501
·        Sparks Branch Library, 1125 12th Street, Sparks, Nevada 89431
·        Fernley  Branch Library, 575 Silverlace Boulevard, Fernley, Nevada  89408
·        Storey County Public Library, 95 S. R Street, Virginia City, Nevada  89402
·        Pyramid Lake Community Library, Pyramid Lake Modulars next to Nixon Gym, Nixon, Nevada  89424

All comments received on the draft documents were addressed and incorporated into the final reports. Comments on the final reports may be submitted until Feb. 18, 2014 by email to spk-pao@usace.army.mil or by postal mail to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District
Attn: Tyler Stalker
1325 J Street Room 1513
Sacramento, CA 95814

A record of decision, which outlines the selected alternative, its environmental effects and appropriate mitigation measures, is scheduled to be signed after the review period concludes.  This will also formally complete the National Environmental Policy Act process for the study. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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