REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. requested permission to modify the Avon Station, Iowa - Red Rocks Remedial Works Levee, an existing federally authorized flood risk management project in Polk County, Iowa, bordered by the Des Moines River to the north, and adjacent to Avon and Avondale lakes. This levee system is part of, and maintained by, the Red Rock Reservoir.
LOCATION: The proposed project is located east of the Highway 65 bypass loop on 64th Street, east of the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Avon, Iowa.
REQUESTER’S PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed project would involve the construction and maintenance of a ramp over the Avon Station Levee to access the proposed scale house from the proposed mining operation.
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