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Title: Final Environmental Assessment and Clean Water Section 404 Public Interest Review : Albeni Falls Dam, Carey Creek Wildlife Management Area Cultural Resources Shoreline Stabilization Project, Bonner County, Idaho
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District
Keywords: Albeni Falls Dam (Idaho)
Shore protection
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Seattle District.
Abstract: This Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the environmental effects of the proposed shoreline stabilization project at the Carey Creek Wildlife Management Area on the Pend Oreille River upstream of Albeni Falls Dam, near Priest River, Idaho. Erosion from wave action has cause incremental bank failure along the north shore of the Pend Oreille River, threatening sensitive cultural resources and habitats. The primary focus of the project is the construction of rock riprap bank stabilization along approximately 2,000 lineal feet of the shoreline. When complete, the structure will provide protection against erosion from elevation 2,053 feet to an elevation between 2,064 and 2,065, or 1.50 to 2.50 feet above the regulated summer pool level. The project will take place within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)-owned Carey Creek Wildlife Management Area. Impacts from the project are expected to include minor construction related effects on water quality, wildlife, and noise. These impacts to water quality, wildlife, noise, and recreation will generally be highly localized and of short duration. In addition, approximately 1.5 acres of riverbed will be covered by riprap. The Corps will use best management practices (BMPs) to minimize potential adverse effects to aquatic and terrestrial resources. Impact reduction measures will take the form of plantings of native vegetation, scheduling in the winter low-water months to construct in the dry, and long-term protection of cultural resources, and on-shore habitats.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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