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Finding of No Significant Impact for the Missouri River Recovery Program Lower Little Sioux Bend Shallow Water Habitat Construction Project
CORPS OF ENGINEERS OMAHA NE MISSOURI RIVER DIV
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The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE proposes to create new shallow water habitat SWH on the Lower Little Sioux Reach of the Missouri River near the town of Little Sioux, Iowa between river miles 670.7 and 672.8 as part of the Missouri River Recovery Program MRRP. This project would be constructed in response to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service USFWS amended Biological Opinion BiOp for the Operation of the Missouri River Mainstem and Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project BSNP. The proposed project entails significant topwidth widening of the Missouri River. The topwidth widening would create a shallow bench approximately 2 miles long and 300-700 feet wide depending on location. The project would potentially create 182 acres of new SWH. Other primary project features include approximately 60 large woody debris L WD and stone riprap structures and three 7 5 foot wide integrated chutes. The project would be constructed entirely on the Deer Island State Game Management Area GMA managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources IDNR.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE