MEMPHIS, Tenn. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Memphis District (CEMVM) released a Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Assessment (DIFR-EA) for the Hatchie-Loosahatchie Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration Study to the general public, Feb. 10, 2023.
The general public, interested parties, and stakeholders are invited to comment on the DIFR-EA.
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.
The draft report contains a description of the project, an evaluation of the alternatives under consideration, and an analysis of potential environmental effects. All public comments received will be addressed and considered as part of USACE’s decision-making process.
The DIFR-EA is available online at the project website at: https://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental-Stewardship/Hatchie-Loosahatchie-Mississippi-River-Ecosystem-Restoration-Study/. Written 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 March 13, 2023.
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/.