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Title: Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir Master Plan, Arkansas River : Le Flore, Muskogee, and Sequoyah, Haskell Counties, Oklahoma
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Tulsa District
Keywords: Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Okla.)
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Tulsa District.
Abstract: The Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir Master Plan, originally published as Design Memorandum 4B, hereafter referred to as Plan or master plan, is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development for recreation, natural resources, and cultural resources that is efficient and cost-effective throughout the life of the Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir project. The plan is a vital tool for responsible stewardship and sustainability of the facilities’ resources for the benefit of present and future generations. This Plan guides and articulates U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) responsibilities pursuant to federal laws to preserve, conserve, restore, maintain, manage, and develop the land, water, and associated resources. The master plan is dynamic and flexible based on changing conditions. This Plan focuses on goals and objectives. Details of design, management and administration, and implementation are addressed in the Robert S. Kerr Reservoir Operational Management Plan (OMP). This Plan does not address the specifics of regional water quality, shoreline management, or water level management. In addition, the operation and maintenance of project operations facilities is not included in this Plan. This report proposes public use development and conservation necessary to develop and conserve existing project lands to realize the optimal potential of the project. This plan incorporates conservation, enhancement, development, operation, management, and public interest use of all project lands, waters, forests, and other resources throughout the life of the project, and includes plans showing the most desirable and feasible locations and types of facilities needed to meet these goals. Emphasis has been placed on a balanced approach to public access, camping, shoreline use, water based recreation, and conservation. Adequate facilities and land-based requirements are proposed to ensure all desired recreational opportunities are achieved and assure compliance with applicable environmental regulations, laws and policies. This plan also proposes proper utilization of natural resources and recreational facilities, assuming the continued availability of Congressionally-appropriated funds, while at the same time conserving and protecting all resources held in the public trust. Implementation of this Plan must recognize and be compatible with the primary project missions of flood risk management and water conservation. Recreational facility development proposed in this plan is dependent on availability of appropriated funds, but may also be achieved through partnerships, donations and volunteer efforts. This plan does not propose the acquisition of additional land. Additional information regarding environmental impacts to existing conditions as a result of this Plan can be found in the Environmental Assessment for the Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam and Reservoir in Appendix B.
Description: Master Plan
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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