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Title: Environmental Assessment : Tygart Lake 2020 Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Keywords: Tygart Lake (W. Va.)
Shore protection
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Pittsburgh District.
Abstract: The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is responsible for the maintenance, restoration and stewardship of natural resources on the multipurpose reservoir projects it manages. To facilitate the management and use of these lands, the District maintains a Master Plan (MP) and a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for each reservoir project. A MP is a strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive administration and conservation of natural and cultural resources, and the development of recreation at Corps reservoirs. An SMP provides policies and guidelines for the effective long-term management of shoreline resources. An SMP is an appendix of a project’s Operational Management Plan, mandated by Engineer Regulation (ER) 1130-2-406, which manages the aesthetic and environmental characteristics of a reservoir and protects limited resources in the face of increasing public shoreline license requests. The Pittsburgh District is proposing to adopt and implement revisions to both the Tygart Lake MP and SMP. Tygart Lake (the Project) was authorized by the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1935. The Project was one of the first of 16 flood control facilities in the Pittsburgh District. The Project, which became operational in 1938, was initially authorized for flood control, navigation, water supply, low flow augmentation, and water quality. Subsequent authorizations provided for water quality improvement, fish and wildlife management, and recreational use of the impoundment and Project land (Corps 1992). The Project provides flood protection for the Tygart River Valley as well as for the Monongahela and upper Ohio Rivers. The original MP was completed in 1954 and last updated in 1976. The original SMP was drafted in 1978 and last revised in 1982. Changes in Corps regulations and community needs necessitate revisions to these planning documents. The revised MP and SMP will replace the former versions and provide a balanced, up-to-date management plan that follows current Federal laws and Corps regulations while sustaining Tygart Lake’s natural resources and providing outdoor recreational experiences.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 42 pages / 2.28 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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