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Posted 8/10/2011

Release no. 081011-01


Contact
Lynn Duerod
313-226-4680

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with the Wayne County Drain Commissioner's Office, Wayne County, is holding public information meetings to present updates to the flood risk management study for the North Branch Ecorse Creek Drain.

Anyone interested in, or affected by flooding of the North Branch Ecorse Creek Drain, NBECD, is welcome and encouraged to attend. Identical meetings will be held at the following two locations.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011
7-9 p.m.
Allen Park City Hall Municipal Auditorium
16850 Southfield Road
Allen Park, MI 48101

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
7-9 p.m.
Warren Valley Golf and Banquet Center
26116 West Warren Avenue
Dearborn Heights, MI 48127

USACE and Wayne County are in the process of developing a General Reevaluation Report, GRR, and Environmental Impact Statement, EIS, for the NBECD. This report will determine whether there is sufficient justification for a federal project implementing flood risk management measures along the NBECD.

Many viable structures and non-structural flood risk management measures are being considered. The team is at a stage where they will be presenting community residents and businesses with an update that will include plan alternatives and the identified most preferred plan. The public will have an opportunity at each meeting to comment and ask questions about the plans.

Additional information is available on the NBECD website at http://www.nbecorsecreek.com/. Updated information will be added to this website when it becomes available.

For additional information regarding this meeting contact Greg Tupancy, project manager, Wayne County, 313-224-7558, John Niemiec, project manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 313-226-7885.