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Title: Final Environmental Impact Statement : Mississippi River and Tributaries, Mississippi River Levees and Channel Improvement
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Vicksburg District.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Memphis District.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New Orleans District.
Keywords: Flood control--Mississippi River
Levees--Mississippi River
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Vicksburg District.
Abstract: The Mississippi River Levees and Channel Improvement project and related projects on more than 900 miles of river between Cairo, Illinois , and Venice, Louisiana, are designed to make the Mississippi River more navigable and prevent flooding by utilizing channel training devices such as dikes and revetments, levees, and maintenance and construction dredging of the mainstem and key harbors in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana , Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The proposed action addressed by the statement is the maintenance of the existing project features and the completion of those authorized. The proposed action would insure the existing and continued improvements in flood protection and in the transportation capacity of the river and their associated economic benefits and social well-being. Construction and maintenance activities would disrupt fish and wildlife habitat and temporarily damage water quality. Dredging and material disposal would have limited adverse effects on water quality and fishery habitat. Construction activities would cause the loss of 2,500 acres of cropland and 30,500 acres of woodland and the associated wildlife habitat. Slackwater areas of the river would be reduced in the upper reaches of the river.
Description: Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 586 pages / 91.24 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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