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Title: Final Supplement No. 1 to the Environmental Impact Statement for the Dallas Floodway Extension, Trinity River, Texas
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District
Keywords: Dallas (Tex.)
Trinity River (Tex.)
Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District.
Abstract: This document supplements the information presented in the General Reevaluation Report and Integrated Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/EIS) for the Dallas Floodway Extension (DFE) dated February 1999. The Deputy Commander for Civil Works signed the Record of Decision for that document on 1 December 1999. In May 2000, various groups opposed to the DFE project filed a motion to prevent construction. On April 10, 2002, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled in favor of the Corps of Engineers on three of four counts in the lawsuit. On one count the Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and remanded the matter to the Corps of Engineers “for further consideration of the cumulative impacts of other similar, reasonably foreseeable future projects in the same geographical area as the DFE project.” The purpose of this Supplement to the EIS is to provide more detailed information on cumulative impacts of alternatives considered in the GRR/EIS relative to similar reasonably foreseeable actions within the geographic area, which may occur and may have a bearing on selection of a plan for the DFE. The authorized DFE project is located along the Trinity River in the Southeast quadrant of Dallas, Texas, and consists of an off-channel flood damage reduction feature incorporating environmental restoration in the form of a chain of wetlands, levees on both sides of the river, recreation facilities, and acquisition and management of open space lands in the floodplain for mitigation of habitat losses. A Scoping Meeting for this Supplement was held on July 16, 2002 and letters were sent to all known agencies and organizations that might be involved in related activities, including various cities, Dallas County, State and Federal Highway departments, airports, resource agencies, and others. Potential activities of other entities are grouped into the categories of Transportation, Flood Damage Reduction, Recreation, Ecosystem Restoration and Preservation, and a broad category of Fills, Permits, Utilities, and Other Activities. Many of these reasonably foreseeable activities were previously addressed in the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Trinity River Basin dated June 2000, but additional potential activities were identified as well. The Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplement to the EIS for the DFE appeared in the Federal Register on December 6, 2002. A Public Meeting on the draft Supplement was held on January 8, 2003, and written comments were accepted through February 4, 2003. This Supplement to the EIS for the DFE incorporates both the GRR/EIS and 2000 Programmatic EIS (PEIS) largely by reference but some specific information from those documents has been brought forward into the Final SEIS. The cumulative effects assessment in this Supplement does not indicate significant adverse cumulative effects to any of resources and nothing in the analysis indicates the Recommended Plan for the DFE should be changed.
Description: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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