In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), including guidelines in 33 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230, the Tulsa District has assessed the environmental impacts of removal and disposal of accumulated sediment at John Redmond Dam and Reservoir, Coffey County, Kansas. The State of Kansas, acting through the Kansas Water Office (KWO), proposes to fully fund and perform sediment removal and disposal from John Redmond Reservoir for the purpose of at least partially restoring conservation pool storage capacity.
In accordance with the NEPA, a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) has been prepared for preferred and alternative actions at John Redmond Reservoir. Public review and comments were solicited on the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and utilized in preparation of this FPEIS. By this letter, we are providing notice that the FPEIS is available for your review. A copy of the FPEIS is available on the Tulsa District's website at www.swt.usace.army.mil or that of the KWO at www.kwo.org. A hardcopy is available for review at the Burlington, Kansas public library during normal business hours. [Read More]
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) including guidelines in 33 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230, the Tulsa District has assessed the environmental effects of construction and operation of a multi-use trail system around Arcadia Lake, Oklahoma. The proposed trail would be paved and vary in width from 12- to 18-feet and accommodate varying user groups of pedestrians, joggers, and cyclists. The trail would be constructed and operated by the City of Edmond, Oklahoma and would initially include an approximate 3.1. mile section alont the north side of the lake. As funds and design information become available, the trail could ultimately be expanded to approximately 20 miles in length and encompass as area circling the lake. [Read More]