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Posted 12/17/2014

Release no. 14-085


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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 has extended the public comment period for the draft Martis Creek master plan update and accompanying environmental assessment by two weeks, meaning comments can now be submitted for consideration until Jan. 3, 2015.

The master plan, which guides the management of natural and cultural resources and development of recreation-related facilities in and around the Corps-managed reservoir near Truckee, was last updated in 1977. If any modifications to Martis Creek Dam are proposed in the future as a result of the Corps’ ongoing dam safety study, the master plan would be further reviewed and modified as necessary. 

More than 40 people attended a public meeting held Dec. 8 in Truckee, California. The open house meeting allowed interested residents and recreation users to meet with Corps staff to discuss the proposed plan, ask questions and provide comments. 

“We met with a number of very passionate individuals about our lands at Martis Creek Lake, and as a result we decided it was in our best interest to give additional opportunity for participation in our process,” said Doug Grothe, park manager at Martis Creek Lake. 

Anyone interested in helping guide the proposed plan can review our reports on the Corps’ web page at www.bitly.com/martiscreeklake, and submit comments by Jan. 3 to tyler.m.stalker@usace.army.mil or send written comments to
Attn: Tyler Stalker, 1325 J Street, room 1513, Sacramento, CA  95814.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is America’s largest provider of outdoor recreation opportunities on federal public lands, serving more than 350 million visitors annually at 422 lake and river recreation parks in 43 states.

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