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Corps of Engineers to study improvements for Cypress Creek in Fayette County

Published Oct. 24, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released a Public Notice requesting input on a study of Cypress Creek in Fayette County, Tenn. This study will determine the feasibility of constructing improvements in Cypress Creek to stabilize the creek and improve aquatic habitat.

Cypress Creek lies mostly south of Oakland, Tenn., and is a tributary of the Loosahatchie River. The creek banks and bed are unstable and eroding and do not provide good habitat for fish or other animals.

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure adopted a resolution on March 7, 1996, which provides the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the authority to undertake the study. The Memphis District is working with the West Tennessee River Basin Authority, the City of Oakland and Fayette County.

The public notice is available at:

or by contacting Andrea Carpenter at 901-544-0817 or via email at


Jim Pogue

Release no. 14-012