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Corps of Engineers hosts open house in Dubuque

Posted on June 29, 2015

By Craig D. Reber,

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Rock Island District is revising and updating its Master Plan that dates to the early 1970s and wants to hear from the public.

The Army Corps hosted an open house Tuesday in Dubuque. Two were held in Bettendorf and Burlington, Iowa, last week, and another is scheduled for Thursday in Quincy, Ill.

The current plan was largely completed from 1969 to 1972 and is used as a guide for recreational and environmental stewardship decisions. Because of the plan’s age, it includes dated information on cultural resources, invasive species, endangered species, wildlife habitat value, jurisdictional wetlands and other environmental features that are critical, according to Corps spokesman Joe Lundh. The Master Plan revision will focus on these “important” issues as well as focusing on updating the recreational analysis, he added.


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