SAN ANTONIO, Texas --
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials from the Fort Worth District announced earlier this week the availability of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Mitchell Lake Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study in San Antonio, Texas.
The Fort Worth District prepared the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EA to identify, evaluate, and disclose all impacts that would result from the implementation of the proposed plans to address ecosystem restoration.
The ER feasibility study has developed and analyzed ecosystem restoration alternatives, including the "No Action" alternative, to restore degraded ecological functions and wetland habitats at Mitchell Lake to increase habitat quality for migratory birds, shorebirds, and other wildlife species. Alternatives evaluated in the feasibility study include native species plantings, invasive species management, wetland enhancement and creation, and mud flat habitat creation. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EA, Draft FONSI and comment form are available at https://www.swf.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water-Sustainment/Mitchell-Lake/.
A printed copy of the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and EA and Draft FONSI will be available for review at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio, Texas 78221.
A 30-day public comment period began December 9 and ends January 9, 2020. Please address any comments by mail to Ms. Justyss Watson, Compliance Section, Environmental Branch, Regional Planning and Environmental Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 819 Taylor Street, P.O. Box 17300, Room 3A12, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300 or by email at M2MitchellLakeER@usace.army.mil.
About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/.