Accession Number:

ADA611824

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment for the Fill/Borrow Site at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR COMBAT COMMAND MACDILL AFB ENVIRONMENTAL FLIGHT

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The Alternative Action would excavate 96,000 cubic yards of soil to rebuild an existing dike. The excavation would be approximately ten acres in size and seven feet deep. The pit would fill with water given the depth of the water table. Environmental impacts would include a slight increase in risk to safety associated with water related accidents with regards to the public and off-target drop zones for military personnel training with parachute jumps. The pond would not be used for water recreation or fishing. Noxious weeds currently exist in the project area and would have to be treated prior to construction. Soil disturbance from the excavation and long term recreation vehicle traffic would require future inspections for noxious weeds with potential treatments occurring on a long-term basis. The wetland plants that would occupy the excavation would be volunteer, pioneer species that are generally less desirable for a wetland plant community.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE