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Title: Environmental Assessment : Planned Deviation to the Water Control Plan at Berlin Lake, Ohio
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Keywords: Berlin Lake (Ohio)
Water levels
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Abstract: During the Berlin Visioning Meeting held on 10 July 2017, participants noted a desire to extend the summer recreation season for boating. Local residents, business owners and organizations have requested that the Corps deviate from the WCP in order to maintain a higher reservoir level for a longer period for the purposes of recreation. The intent for the deviation, as expressed by attendees in the meeting, is to facilitate the use of recreational boats throughout a longer portion of the summer recreation season in order to economically benefit the surrounding community. With the current draw down schedule, the reservoir drawdown begins at the end of June to reach winter pool by late August. The purpose of the proposed 2018 calendar year Planned Deviation from the WCP is to act as a pilot project. The proposed Planned Deviation period during the 2018 calendar is the four month period from July 1 through mid-October. The pilot project would allow the Corps to further understand benefits and impacts of a longer term WCP modification. Provided that the 2018 Planned Deviation does not significantly increase the risk of flooding, impact flow requirements at Leavittsburg, or negatively impact water quality, further Planned Deviations may be considered in future years. A cumulative look at several Planned Deviations could be used to support a full study for a permanent change to the WCP.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 56 pages / 5.42 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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