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Title: Environmental Assessment : Turpentine Run, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Continuing Authorities Program (CAP) Conversion Feasibility Report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District
Keywords: Saint Thomas (United States Virgin Islands)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (Corps), proposes to replace the existing concrete channel with a new channel and levees having greater capacity for flows in Turpentine Run in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) to reduce adverse effects on developed areas due to flooding. The non-Federal sponsor (NFS) is the USVI Department of Public Works (DPW). The study area is within the Nadir development along Turpentine Run, located on the southeastern end of the island of St. Thomas, USVI. Turpentine Run is the largest watershed on St. Thomas. Nadir is a completely developed urban area. Turpentine Run in Nadir is an existing concrete channel with insufficient capacity to contain flood flows resulting in regular flooding of the developed area. The purpose of the project is to reduce flood damage to the Nadir development along Turpentine Run. An existing concrete channel carries Turpentine Run past the developed area; however, the capacity of the channel is insufficient to carry flood flows, thereby causing flooding in the Nadir development. Flash floods from intense thunderstorms are a common event affecting this area and can occur anytime during the year. Effects from Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in September 2017, prompted the Corps to include the project for consideration for funding under the BBA 2018. (Effects from the storm are discussed more in this EA’s section 3.5 Hurricane Maria Storm Effects.)
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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