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Title: North Fork River Watershed, Arkansas and Missouri, North Fork River, Norfork Lake : Master Plan for Development and Management of Norfork Lake
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Little Rock District
Keywords: Norfork Lake (Ark. and Mo.)
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Little Rock District.
Abstract: The Master Plan for Norfork Lake was first approved January 1946 (then titled, “The Norfork Plan – Recreational Facilities at Norfork Lake, Missouri and Arkansas” Design Memorandum 1-A. Subsequent revisions were prepared with the latest revision approved in November 1987 and revised June 1988. The Master Plan is intended to serve as a guide for the orderly and coordinated development, management, and stewardship of all lands and water resources of the project. It presents data on existing conditions, anticipated recreational use and the type of facilities needed to service anticipated use, sensitive resources requiring protection, and an estimate of future requirements. Since the 1988 master plan revision, public use and development in the Norfork Lake region has not occurred as planned on the public lands and resources of the project. Based on elapsed time and the need to recognize current management practices at the project, as well as new guidance and directives within U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), these actions have dictated the preparation of this Master Plan revision. This revised Master Plan presents an inventory of land resources and how they are classified, existing park facilities, an analysis of resource use, anticipated influences on project operation and management, and an evaluation of future and reasonably foreseeable needs as required to provide a balanced management plan for cultivating the value of the land and water resources. Included in the revised Master Plan is an evaluation of expressed public opinion, new resource use objectives, and a new land classification system. The format utilized for this plan is outlined in Engineer Regulation/Engineer Pamphlet 1130-2-550 (change 5, dated 30 January 2013), which sets forth policy and procedure to be followed in preparation and revision of project Master Plans. This guidance is different from the original Master Plan format, which was a design memorandum. Norfork Lake original Master Plan can be found in Design Memorandum 1-A; and all subsequent Master Plan revisions and prior supplements can be found in Appendix B. An Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) were completed as part of the environmental documentation portion of the process. Both documents are included as Appendix A. Upon completion of the Master Plan revision process, if no significant impacts due to Federal action are determined, the FONSI will be signed signifying the end of the revision process.
Description: Master Plan
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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