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Title: Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) : Removal and Disposal of Sediment and Restoration of Water Storage at John Redmond Reservoir, Kansas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Tulsa District
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil
Reservoir sedimentation
Water quality
John Redmond Reservoir (Kan.)
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Tulsa District.
Abstract: This FPEIS addresses alternatives and environmental impacts associated with the removal and disposal of sediment from the conservation pool at John Redmond Reservoir. This proposed action would restore water storage capacity lost to sedimentation since the construction of the reservoir in 1964. A range of alternatives was developed and screened to determine viable alternatives to carry forward for analysis. The three alternatives that are evaluated in this FPEIS are: no action, dredge and dispose of sediments from the conservation pool at a rate and quantity to ensure 55,000 acre-feet of conservation storage is available for authorized project purposes; and dredge and dispose of sediments to restore the conservation pool to near original capacity. Disposal areas will initially include three locations on federal government fee lands and later move to privately-owned locations. Assessment topics include downstream changes to water quality and habitat resulting from the re-suspension and release of sediments from the reservoir and impacts to surrounding land use from the deposition of dredged sediment. The Kansas Water Office (KWO), a state of Kansas agency, is the project proponent. The Kansas Water Office is responsible for development of a state plan of water resource management, conservation and development. In addition, KWO administers the state’s Water Marketing and Water Assurance programs which provide water supply from the storage owned with thirteen of the Kansas’ federal reservoirs. As the project proponent, KWO is seeking all required permits and permissions necessary to modify a federal project through dredging and construction of sediment disposal locations. The KWO will be responsible for the preparation of future NEPA documents. The actions described and evaluated in this FPEIS will be funded entirely with non-federal funds.
Description: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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