Lake Restoration Q & A
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice Comment Period for the Lake Restoration project has expired, and they have provided the MPOA with copies of written comments received from the public that required a "technical" clarification", or that were needed to address "negative" comments". Many "positive" comments supporting lake restoration were also received, but did not require MPOA responses.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Issues The Public Notice for the Lake Restoration Permit
On August 29th, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a Public Notice for the Wonder Lake Restoration Project.
This is the first step under their regulatory program to review, approve, and issue the Section 404 permit to authorize the lake dredging. A thirty day comment period is now open.
Due to the recent bankruptcy declaration by the landowner who controls the preferred stream corridor alignment between Wonder Lake and the proposed Sediment Drying Facility (SDF) offered to us at Thatcher Meadows, the short-term likelihood of successfully negotiating an access or purchase agreement for that preferred alignment has disappeared.