Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army Section 408 permission for certain work at or near a federally-authorized flood risk management project of the United States, as described below and shown in the attached figures. Written comments are being solicited from anyone having an interest in the requested alteration. Comments providing substantive information or a rationale for the commenter’s position are the most helpful. All comments supporting, opposing, or identifying concerns the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) should consider in its decisions process are welcome. Comments will become part of the USACE administrative record and will be considered in determining whether to approve the request.
This public notice is not a paid advertisement and is for public information only. Issuance of this notice does not imply USACE endorsement of the project as described.
REQUESTER: In compliance with 33 USC 408 (Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899; hereinafter Section 408), The City of Davenport has requested permission to modify the Bettendorf Local Flood Protection Project (FPP) Levee, an existing federally-authorized flood risk management project in Scott County, Iowa.
LOCATION: The proposed project is located at the Bettendorf Local FPP Levee along East River Drive in the area between 3rd Street and Carey Avenue in Davenport, Iowa.
LOCATION MAP(S)/DRAWING(S): See Figures 1 and 2.
REQUESTER’S PROPOSED ACTION: The proposed project would consist of disconnecting two existing storm intakes from a double barrel box culvert adjacent to the Mississippi River (the “Government Box”, built by the Corps in 1936), installing two gatewells to prevent Mississippi River backflow from flooding River Drive, and maintaining the existing connection point of two storm sewers to the Government Box, but increasing the diameter of those connections.
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