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USACE files draft Environmental Impact Statement on New Madrid Floodway blast

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

More than two years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers activated the New Madrid Floodway with a blast.

On Friday, with much less fanfare, the Corps released the Environmental Impact Statement of that activation.

Printed copies of the draft EIS are available at the following libraries:

  • Sikeston Public Library - 121 East North St., Sikeston, Mo. 63801
  • Mississippi County Library - 105 East Marshall St., Charleston, Mo. 63834
  • New Madrid County Library - 431 Mill St., New Madrid, Mo. 63869
  • Mitchell Memorial Library - 204 Washington, East Prairie, Mo. 63845
  • Missouri State Library - 600 West Main St., Jefferson City, Mo. 65102
  • Riverside Regional Library - Highway 61, Benton, Mo. 63736
  • Cairo Public Library - 1609 Washington Ave., Cairo, Ill. 62914

Two public meetings will be held during the 45-day public comment period - one in East Prairie, Mo, and the other in the vicinity of Cairo, Ill. The purpose of the public meetings will be to ensure the widest possible consideration of general public and community concerns. USACE will announce dates and locations for the two public meetings once arrangements are finalized.

Information regarding the time and locations of the public meetings as well as instructions on how to provide comments or testimony will be also be available at the website listed above.

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