ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is revising the Coralville Lake Master Plan and will be hosting a public scoping open house on Wednesday, July 8, from 2 – 7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center located at 980 North Front Street, North Liberty, Iowa. The purpose of the open house is to informally meet with individuals and groups to discuss the Coralville Lake Master Plan revision. This will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the status of natural resource and recreation activities, provide comments on land management issues and resource objectives, and give feedback on their interests as it relates to Coralville Lake.
During the open house, an overview presentation on the master planning process and facts about Coralville Lake will be repeated every hour on the hour. The community center will be set-up with exhibit areas featuring an informational poster on recreation, environmental stewardship, cultural aspects, shoreline management, land classification maps and recreational boating. Corps staff will be available throughout the event to answer questions and discuss the various topics.
The Master Plan revision is anticipated to be drafted in 2016 and will 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 spring of 2017. The Corps is reviewing the separate but related Shoreline Management Plan for potential revision in 2016. Public input on shoreline management and the current Shoreline Management Plan will be sought throughout 2015.
The Master Plan is not a plan for flood risk management nor is it a plan for water level management associated with prime facilities such as a dam, gates, a spillway or outlet works. These items are addressed in other documents.
For the latest information on the plan, upcoming focus groups or to submit comments visit www.coralvillelake.org Interested parties may also contact the Coralville Lake Project Office by mail at: Coralville Lake, 2850 Prairie Du Chien Road NE, Iowa City, IA 52240-7820; by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or telephone: (319) 338-3543, ext. 6300.
Release no. 15-044