Corps releases public notice on proposed modifications to McCoys Cut flow re-routing feature of SHEP

Published May 23, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to evaluate the potential impacts of modifying the previously-approved Flow Re-routing Plan as part of the environmental mitigation for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.  

The modifications consist of additional dredging in Middle River to provide the flows designed in the 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement, and to beneficially use the dredged sediments to create approximately nine acres of intertidal wetlands. The remaining balance of dredged sediment will be placed either in existing upland dredge-material containment areas (DMCA) or in a portion of the Sediment Basin, which is another flow re-routing feature of SHEP.

The public notice can be viewed or downloaded here.

The Draft Supplemental EA and draft FONSI, along with appendices, can be viewed or downloaded here.  

Billy Birdwell

Release no. 17-015