Corps Public Meeting Will Update Pool 4 Dredged Material Management Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, in partnership with the Wabasha Port Authority, will host a public meeting on August 28 to provide an update on the current planning efforts for the Pool 4 Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP).

The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., at the Wabasha Kellogg High School in Wabasha, Minnesota.

Panel participants will present an updated timeline and process for the newly revised plan. The informal presentation will also highlight items no longer being pursued as options for the permanent placement of dredged material. A question and answer session will occur following the panel’s presentation.

The purpose of the DMMP is to prepare a coordinated long-term plan for managing dredged material from Lower Pool 4.  Permanent dredged material placement sites previously used in Lower Pool 4 have nearly reached capacity so additional permanent sites are needed.

The Corps expects maintenance dredging at six active dredge cuts in Lower Pool 4 to generate on average about 270,000 cubic yards of dredged material annually or 10.7 million cubic yards over the next 40 years.  This load contributes to Lower Pool 4 generating more dredged material than any other pool in the St. Paul District.

The DMMP includes an evaluation of potentially suitable sites, which will develop into the federal standard or base plan for managing dredged material for a minimum of 20 years.

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