Public Meeting Friday in Onawa to Discuss Shallow River Habitat Project Proposals on Missouri River
Posted: 06/26/2013

ONAWA- A public meeting to discuss proposed development of shallow river habitat projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28th at the Lewis & Clark State Park Visitor's Center, 21914 Park Loob, Onawa.

“We realize that there are a lot of different stakeholders who have thoughts and questions about these projects. We will have the people there who can discuss these proposals and provide the answers to the questions,” said Chuck Gipp, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources who will moderate the meeting.

The shallow water habitat projects are being considered as part of the compliance requirement for the Endangered Species Act relating to operation of the Missouri River system.

State leaders are interested in hearing stakeholder input and perspectives on these projects.  The meeting will include an overview presentation from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials and then a discussion of questions and comments from attendees.

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