Mitchell Lake Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

Mitchell Lake

Mitchell Lake in San Antonio, Texas is a single-purpose, ecosystem restoration, general investigation project that was studied due to its national significance in the Central Flyway allowing for a large biodiversity of habitats, which provide the requisite migratory needs of over 338 bird species. The study officially started with the signing of the Feasibility Cost Share Agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the San Antonio Water System on September 27, 2018. A combination Charette and Alternatives Milestone Meeting was successfully conducted on January 16, 2019. The Tentatively Selected Plan was determined at the successful milestone meeting held October 25, 2019. The Tentatively Selected Plan was confirmed as the Recommended Plan at the Agency Decision Milestone Meeting on April 23, 2020. Due to the relatively low cost to implement the plan, it was decided that the most appropriate path would be to continue the construction under the Continuing Authorities Program (CAP). The decision document for projects converted to CAP is a Detailed Project Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment.

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Presentation for Public and Agency Input - December 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has conducted an environmental analysis in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended. The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) dated 9 December 2019, for the Mitchell Lake Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study addresses aquatic ecosystem restoration opportunities and feasibility in the San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas area.