Cooper Lake and Channels, Texas.
Final environmental statement.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA
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The selected plan is a coordinated effort to combine the most economical and desirable aspects of a multipurpose reservoir and levees to provide 30-year flood protection for the Sulphur River Basin in northeast Texas. The draft EIS plan, which included extensive channelization, received authorization for construction in 1955 and work began on the channel and levees feature shortly thereafter. In May 1971, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, acting on a motion for preliminary injunction by the Texas Committee on Natural Resources, et al., halted further construction on the project until an environmental statement was filed with CEQ. Up to the time of injunction, levee and channel work upstream of the reservoir was 100 percent complete and work below the reservoir was approximately 50 percent complete. In June 1976, the draft environmental impact statement EIS was coordinated for review and on 31 July 1976, a public meeting was held to provide wider exposure and consideration of the statement. Based on the oral testimony given at the public meeting and the written statements of comment submitted during coordination, the decision was made to abandon most of the remaining channel feature of the plan presented in the draft EIS and to select the alternative, Reservoir and Levees.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering