US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

Public Input Sought on Coralville Lake Master Plan

Published May 8, 2015

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is proposing to revise Coralville Lake’s Master Plan and is seeking public input. The plan guides public use and management of approximately 25,000 acres of federal lands and waters for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes.

Public input to help develop a draft Master Plan is critical throughout the revision process. Input can be provided through online input forms, by email or mail, and at upcoming focus group meetings. This effort includes coordination with federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The draft Master Plan is anticipated to be completed in 2016. Its content will then be available for public review and comment through public notice, web posting, and open houses. The final Master Plan is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2016.

The Corps is reviewing the 1981 Shoreline Management Plan concurrently with, but separate to, the Master Plan revision. During this review process there will be a moratorium on accepting or processing any new shoreline use permits or licenses dealing with private use for facilities or activities such as: boat docks, mowing, pathways, etc.  The public is invited to provide input on shoreline management throughout 2015.

It is important to note and that people understand that neither of these plans are to address water control, lake levels, or flood risk management. These topics and guidelines are covered in separate documents.

For the latest information on the plans, to submit input, or be added to an email list to receive updates and notifications, please visit www.coralvillelake.org. The public can contact the Coralville Lake Project Office by mail at: Coralville Lake Project Office, 2850 Prairie Du Chien Road NE, Iowa City, IA 52240-7820 by email: coralville.lake@usace.army.mil; or telephone: (319) 338-3543 ext. 6300.


Contact
Dee Goldman
319-338-3543 x6304
Howard.d.goldman@usace.army.mil

Release no. 15-031