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Corps to release Environmental Assessment for the Westside Creeks Study

Published July 18, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release its Westide Creeks Environmental Assessment for public comment on July 31. 

Four tributaries of the San Antonio River that run through the city’s west-side communities comprise the study area.  These tributaries are the Alazan, Apache, Martinez, and San Pedro Creeks.  All four creeks were straightened and channelized during the 1960s as part of the San Antonio Channel Improvement Program. 

The study examined how to restore the native riverine function to the Westside Creeks study area while at least, maintaining the current level of flood risk management.  Recreation is also an authorized project purpose and was considered as a study component.

“We planned to release the study on July 22, but needed more time to address some technical review issues,” said Norman M. Lewis, Jr., the study’s regional economist.  “With the nine day delay the 30 day review and comment period will now end August 30.” 

 

At the beginning of the study, Westside Creeks was one of only five studies across the nation in the Corps Pilot Study program and was the only one to enter the program from the project’s inception. 

 

The Corps and its partner, the San Antonio River Authority will make the assessment available through several sources including:

   USACE-SWF Website (www.swf.usace.army.mil/)

   Westside Creeks Website (www.westsidecreeks.com/)

   SARA Website (www.sara-tx.org/)

   SARA Office at 100 E. Guenther, San Antonio, Texas

   Central Library at 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas

 

Please send public comments to Daniel Allen at one of the following:

   email daniel.allen@usace.army.mil;

   phone: (817) 886-1821

   fax: (817) 886-6499

   mail: Daniel Allen, CESWF-PER-EC

                     P.O Box 17300

                     Fort Worth, Texas 76102-0300.

 

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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 website at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Worth-District-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers/188083711219308


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