MEMPHIS, Tenn. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Memphis District (CEMVM) intends to prepare a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR-EIS) for the Hatchie-Loosahatchie Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration Study.
The study seeks to examine restoring ecological structure and function to the mosaic of habitats along the lower Mississippi River (LMR) and its floodplain between River Miles 775 and 736, including secondary channels and other floodplain aquatic habitats, floodplain forests, and several scarce vegetative communities such as, wetlands, rivercane, riverfront forests, and bottomland hardwood forests.
A Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Federal Register on this matter Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. This opened the comment period, which will last until Dec. 5, 2022.
The NOI is available at the following website: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-24019.
Written scoping comments should be submitted by mail to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, Attn: CEMVN-PDC-UDC, 167 North Main St., Room B-202, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, or by email to: LMRRA-Hatchie-Loosahatchie@usace.army.mil. Written comments submitted for consideration are due by December 5, 2022.
For additional information about the project, please visit the project website at: https://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Stewardship/Hatchie-Loosahatchie-Mississippi-River-Ecosystem-Restoration-Study/.