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dc.contributor.authorUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District.-
dc.descriptionEnvironmental Assessmenten_US
dc.description.abstractDallas-Fort Worth (DFW) National Cemetery was established in 2000 under the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement and Health Care Authorization Act of 1986 and is managed by the United States (U.S.) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The cemetery is situated on a 583.5-acre parcel of land that overlooks Mountain Creek Lake. The cemetery was initially planned to be developed in phases; these phases are anticipated to be in 10-year increments, depending upon the burial rate and subsequent quantities of interments. Since the opening of the cemetery in 2000, two expansions have occurred (2010 and 2014) to provide additional burial capacity. Because of the high number of veterans and their eligible spouses and dependents living in the DFW Metroplex, as well as the nearly 3,900 services performed per year, the cemetery will reach its current columbaria niche capacity within 3 years and crypt capacity in 5 years. Consequently, the VA is currently planning a gravesite expansion phase for DFW National Cemetery. The VA proposes to expand its capacity of crypts, columbaria, and supporting burial services infrastructure to meet the growing demand at DFW National Cemetery and ensure that no break in service to the veteran community occurs. New sites would be developed for the crypts and columbaria, and a cortege lane and committal service shelter would be added to prevent conflicts or delays during burial service scheduling. Additionally, Veterans Lake, a man-made lake that serves as an attractive assembly area for visitors, has excessively filled with sediment from upstream portions of Nancy’s Creek. Furthermore, a reach of Nancy’s Creek immediately upstream from Veterans Lake has been cut off from the rest of the creek channel as a result of sediment deposition. The creek blockage is located in an area that has been designated as a wetland mitigation area that is to be maintained as a natural wetland area in perpetuity. Dredging of Veterans Lake and the wetland mitigation area would be performed in order to prevent Veterans Lake from completely filling with sediment and to maintain compliance with legal requirements for the management of a wetland mitigation area. The purpose of the Proposed Action is accomplishment of the VA mission to provide interment services to U.S. veterans and their families while complying with environmental regulations relevant to the already established wetland mitigation area located on the cemetery grounds. The need is to ensure a sufficient capacity of various types of interment sites beyond 2025, as well as prevention of the loss of the man-made lake and associated wetland mitigation area due to sedimentation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers.en_US
dc.format.extent142 pages / 20.3 MB-
dc.publisherUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District.en_US
dc.rightsApproved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited-
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dc.subjectNational cemeteries, Americanen_US
dc.subjectDallas-Fort Worth National Cemeteryen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental protectionen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental managementen_US
dc.titleFinal Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Minor Expansion and Improvements at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas County, Texasen_US
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