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Title: Environmental Assessment : Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, Canal Realignment and Pumping Station Borrow Area, Prairie County, Arkansas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Memphis District.
Keywords: Grand Prairie (Ark.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Memphis District.
Abstract: The Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project (GPADP) is located in eastern Arkansas and includes portions of Prairie, Arkansas, Lonoke, and Monroe Counties. This project will provide for agricultural water supply, ground water protection, and fish and wildlife restoration and enhancement over a project area of 362,662 acres. The project features include a major pumping station, conveyance channels, and conservation measures for the Grand Prairie area. A general reevaluation report and environmental impact statement, entitled Eastern Arkansas Region Comprehensive Study, Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project were circulated for public review in December 1999. The Record of Decision was signed in February 2000. During the detailed design phase of the project, several modifications to the original design were deemed necessary to increase project efficiency, resolve landowner disputes and/or reduce project costs. These modifications were presented in an environmental assessment entitled Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project, Post General Re-evaluation Design Changes. A Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by the District Engineer on July 2, 2004. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, Memphis District, has prepared this EA to evaluate the potential impacts associated with two proposed modifications to the GPADP EIS: (1) realignment of two sections of the main canal, located one to three miles west and southwest of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas, and (2) utilization of a 7-acre site north of the Grand Prairie pumping station for borrow material and/or temporary storage in association of the construction of the pumping station, located adjacent to the White River approximately one mile northeast of the town of De Valls Bluff. This EA is prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, implementation guidance provided by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations 40 CFR 1500-1508, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulation ER-200-2-2. A systematic, interdisciplinary approach was used during the development of this EA. The following sections include a discussion of the need, authority, and impacts of alternative plans on natural and cultural resources associated with the proposed action.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 14 pages / 1.53 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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