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Title: Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project, Cedar Rapids, Iowa : Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Rock Island District
Keywords: Flood control
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Cedar River (Minn. and Iowa)
Cedar Rapids (Iowa)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Rock Island District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District (District), and the non-Federal Sponsor, the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (City) are partners in the implementation of a flood risk management plan for the Cedar River. The Flood of 2008 inundated commercial and residential sections of the City and led to various studies and plans including the report Cedar Rapids Flood Risk Management Project Feasibility Study Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment (2011 Report). This report identified the National Economic Development (NED) plan for construction of the east side levee as Alternative 4C (Figure 1). A Chief's Report was signed 27 January 2011 and transmitted to Office of Management and Budget and Congress for appropriations, which were received by the District in Fiscal Year 2019. Due to changed conditions since the Chief’s Report including major floods in 2013, 2014 and 2016, the City has proposed alterations to the NED plan to better meet their needs. The City-preferred plan is referred to as the Locally Preferred Plan (LPP). The District has prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) as a supplement to the 2011 Report to evaluate the impacts of the LPP. This EA addresses an extension of the NED plan to include the North Industrial Reach (NIR), the alteration of the lower reach of McLoud Run, the replacement of the 8th Avenue Bridge across the Cedar River, and the re-designed levee at the Downstream Tie-off. The environmental impacts of utilizing the Airport Borrow Site were addressed in the 2011 Report and in the Eastern Iowa Airport – KCID Cedar Rapids, Iowa Environmental Assessment dated August 2017 (FAA 2017). The LPP includes engineering changes and Additions and Betterments that expand the Project features beyond the authorized NED plan. Additions and Betterments are the City’s responsibility.
Description: Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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