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Title: Swannanoa River Watershed, Buncombe County, North Carolina : Section 205, Flood Risk Management, Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District
Keywords: Swannanoa River (N.C.)
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Nashville District.
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to analyze potential solutions for the flooding problems in the Swannanoa River watershed, Asheville, North Carolina. The report documents a Federal interest in implementation of a structural measure. This report has been prepared in response to the Section 205 authority of the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) provided by the Flood Control Act of 1948. The report presents the flood risk management (FRM) problems and opportunities within the Swannanoa River watershed as well as the measures and alternatives considered to reduce damages within the region. The economic analysis for each management measure and alternative is documented and a tentatively selected plan (TSP) is recommended. USACE is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to consider the potential environmental effects of any proposed plan and its alternatives. Therefore, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being conducted as part of this study, which includes an analysis of the effects of alternative plans on significant natural resources and the human environment. The EA is integrated with this report and asterisks (*) will identify sections required for NEPA documentation. The study was conducted by the City of Asheville, North Carolina (City of Asheville) serving as the non-Federal sponsor (NFS), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Description: Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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