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Title: Flood Control, Mississippi River & Tributaries, Mississippi River Mainline Levees Enlargement and Seepage Control, Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Head of Passes, Louisiana : Volume I, Project Report, Supplement No. 1 to the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, Mississippi River Levees and Channel Improvement, and Appendices 1-4
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 Mainline Levees Enlargement and Seepage Control Project Report and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Mississippi River and Tributaries Mississippi.River Levees and Channel Improvements EIS of 1976 is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis, New Orleans, and Vicksburg Districts, conducted with the oversight of the Mississippi River Commission. Vicksburg was designated as the lead District in the conduct of the studies. The comprehensive MR& T Project has four major elements-levees and floodwalls to contain floodflows; floodways to pass excess flows past critical Mississippi River reaches; channel improvement and stabilization to provide efficient navigation alignment, increased flood-carrying capacity, and protection of the levee system; and tributary basin improvements. Project authority is the Flood Control Act of 1928, as amended, including, but not limited to, the Flood Control Acts of 1936, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1965, and 1968 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. The Mississippi River Levees (MRL) feature--the subject of these investigations--has been under construction since 1928 and the engineering and construction capability exists to complete the project in the year 2020. The MR&T Mississippi River Levees and Channel Improvement EIS was filed with the Council on Environmental Quality in April 1976. Based on additional environmental laws and regulations enacted since 1976, information from other Federal agencies, and litigation by private environmental groups, the decision was made to supplement the 1976 Final EIS to cover construction of all remaining Mississippi River mainline levees and seepage control. This report discusses the findings of studies conducted for the SEIS for the MR&T Mississippi River Mainline Levees Enlargement and Seepage Control.
Description: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 359 pages / 17.95 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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