North Branch Ecorse Creek Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Report and Environmental Assessment
Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is seeking public comment on the draft North Branch Ecorse Creek Flood Risk Management General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Environmental Assessment (EA), Wayne County, Michigan. This notice also serves to solicit comments on cultural resources and tribal concerns under the National Historic Preservation Act.
The tentative alternative consists of a single floodwater detention basin located northeast of Powers Avenue and Inkster Road, with greenway channel improvements up to 35 feet wide from Madison Street in Dearborn Heights, downstream to the Detroit River (see figure on reverse side of this notice). Structures within the proposed greenway site would be acquired and removed if the study proceeds to construction. Additionally, five creek crossings will be replaced and one removed to accommodate improved floodwater conveyance. The EA includes a preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact on the quality of the human environment for the proposed action. Environmental review of the proposed action indicates that no significant cumulative or long-term adverse environmental impacts would be expected as a result of project implementation. Following the comment period and a review of the comments received by the USACE, the District Engineer (Detroit District, USACE) will make a final decision regarding the necessity of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed project.
Any comments you may have concerning the proposed project must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice. Please direct email comments to Comments-USACE-Detroit@usace.army.mil"