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Title: Upper Monongahela River Study, Morgantown, Hildebrand, Opekiska Locks and Dams, Monongahela River, West Virginia
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Keywords: Monongahela River (W. Va. and Pa.)
Hydraulic structures
Environmental protection
Environmental management
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Abstract: The Upper Monongahela River Study analyzes potential actions available to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), regarding its ownership and management of the Monongahela River Morgantown, Hildebrand and Opekiska Locks and Dams in response to downward trends in commercial navigation at the projects over the last 20 years. This study considers whether sufficient federal interest exists to maintain these projects for their sole authorized purpose of commercial navigation, and to evaluate alternatives in response to changed conditions. Alternatives considered include multiple operations and maintenance funding levels, transfer, mothball, abandonment or removal of the projects. Study analysis is based on an evaluation and comparison of the benefits, costs, risks and impacts of continued operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation. The report developed is consistent with the Corps Planning Guidance Notebook and 2016 Disposition Study Implementation guidance, and provides findings, but it does not recommend any action. The vertical team, including the project delivery team, determined that the Study should be finalized as a “negative report.” A negative report does not mean that the alternatives considered in this Study are not suitable for future implementation. The Study provides detailed, usable information that inventories current conditions, identifies potential alternatives, compares costs, and discusses potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts, commensurate with the Study’s budget and scale. Its findings may be used as a basis for further consideration and refinement of alternatives under a full feasibility study, or other authority that can fully study impacts and identify appropriate mitigation in conjunction with a selected alternative/recommendation of federal action at any, or all of the projects.
Description: Study
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 140 pages / 10.06 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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