Posted on October 18, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or USACE, Kansas City District, has prepared a draft Master Plan for Rathbun Lake with an Environmental Assessment and a Finding of No Significant Impact – known as a FONSI – that are available for public review. USACE is soliciting public comments on the draft Master Plan, Environmental Assessment and FONSI during a 60-day review period that opens Oct. 11, 2022, and will close Dec. 10, 2022.
A public meeting will be held on Nov. 15, 2022, from 3-6 p.m. at the Rathbun Regional Water Association Water Treatment Plant, 16166 Highway J29, Centerville, IA.
These documents were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and existing USACE policy and regulations.
If you cannot make the meeting, please submit comments pertaining to the Rathbun Lake Master Plan revision on the website at https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Rathbun-Lake/Master-Plan/Comment-Form/, mail to Rathbun Lake Project Office, 20112 Highway J5T, Centerville, IA, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rathbun Lake is a multi-purpose project located in Appanoose, Lucas, Monroe and Wayne Counties, Iowa. The prior Master Plan for the project was prepared in 1989. Since that time, recreational use patterns and populations of surrounding towns have changed. In addition, the regulations guiding master plans have been updated.
These documents are available for review on the Corps’ website at: https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes/Rathbun-Lake/Master-Plan/Documents/. The reports may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Curtis Hoagland, Environmental Resources Specialist, by telephone at (816) 389-3401 or by email at email@example.com. All comments should be directed to the above website, address or email.