Public comments sought on habitat rehabilitation project on Mississippi River

Federal officials seek public comment as part of the early planning stages of a habitat rehabilitation project in an of  approximately 26 miles of the Mississippi River from Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque to Lock and Dam 12 in Bellevue, Iowa.

Federal officials seek public comment as part of the early planning stages of a habitat rehabilitation project in Pool 12 of the Mississippi River.

The project area covers approximately 26 miles of the river from Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque to Lock and Dam 12 in Bellevue, Iowa, according to a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program.

The project is being conducted through a partnership with the Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin departments of natural resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

A virtual open house presentation that includes a basic overview of the project is available at go.usa.gov/xF3UD.

Public comments are being accepted through Aug. 14 via that website, by email at PublicInvolvement@usace.army.mil or by mail to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, Attn: Regional Planning and Environmental Division North – Brian Morrill, Clock Tower Building, P.O. Box 2004, Rock Island, IL 61201.

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