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Title: Grand Prairie Region and Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas Project : Bayou Meto Basin, Arkansas, General Reevaluation Report, Volume 1 : Main Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Memphis District
Keywords: Bayou Meto (Ark.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Memphis District.
Abstract: The purpose of the Bayou Meto Basin, AR General Reevaluation Report (GRR) is to develop plans of improvement that address the identified water resources problems and opportunities, as they relate to the Congressional direction outlined in WRDA 96, within the Bayou Meto Basin. Water is one of Arkansas’ most valuable resources and its protection and conservation are of paramount importance. The agricultural economy, which supports the eastern Arkansas region, cannot exist without a dependable supply of irrigation water. Continued withdrawals at the current rate will deplete the Alluvial and Sparta aquifers such that they will no longer be viable sources of irrigation water; and agriculture, as it is now practiced, will be impossible. The economic and environmental results of exhausting the aquifers would be catastrophic. The general reevaluation was conducted to fully evaluate and determine the best plan of improvement for flood control, agricultural water supply, and waterfowl management. Alternatives were developed and analyzed using USACE planning criteria to determine a plan consisting of measures that best meet the area’s needs. Once the plan was identified, detailed engineering and design studies were completed to the level of detail required for preparation of a baseline cost estimate and schedule for implementation.
Description: General Reevaluation Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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