Next week the Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting regarding the Jamison Island Project..

Click to hear KMZU’s Janet Adkison and Waters discuss the issue…

NewsMaker April 10

In the note below, Waters highlights additional details regarding the Jamison Island Project: 

The cost estimates from the Project Implementation Report for the Jameson Island Shallow Water Habitat Restoration Project is below.  The current estimate is $4,247,069 for the work to be done.  It is expected to take $10,000 for Operation and Maintenance each year after the project is completed.

This project has raised many concerns in the past and again now as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again plans to dump soil from the project into the Missouri River.  The Missouri Clean Water Commission issued a clear Order preventing the dumping of soil into the River stating it is a violation of the Clean Water Act.

In addition, the chute built by the Corps of Engineers has been negatively impacting the Levee District across from the outlet causing bank erosion and threatening the levee directly across from the outlet.

The Public Comment Period for this project expires on April 29, 2012.  There will be an Open Forum Public Information Meeting held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Arrow Rock, Missouri at the Arrow Rock State Historic Site Visitor Center.  The meeting will be held from 6pm to 8pm.

You may visit  http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/regulatory/CurrentPN/currentnotices.htm for more information.

Tom Waters

Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association