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E-M:/ Public meeting on Corps of Engineers modeling effort for the Clinton River

Enviro-Mich message from Matt Doss <mdoss@glc.org>

The following message is directed to stakeholders in the Clinton River
watershed.  It is posted on behalf of the Army Corps of Engineers,
Detroit District.

Dear Clinton River associate:

The Detroit District, Corps of Engineers is preparing to develop a
sediment transport/delivery model in the Clinton River Watershed.  Given
your previous participation in Clinton River studies and activities,
your presence is desired at a meeting to define the scope and direction
of our modeling efforts.  The focus of this meeting will be to identify
sedimentation problems currently impacting the watershed and to develop
a list of proposed modeling tools to address these problems.

The Corps received the authority to initiate this study in section
516(e) of the Water Resources Development Act, 1996.  Thus far the Great
Lakes Districts have initiated or completed sediment transport/delivery
studies of 7 rivers.  The intent of the legislation is to develop a
modeling tool that can be used by local land managers and decision
makers to minimize erosion and sedimentation in rivers leading to
federal harbors and Areas of Concern.  By reducing the quantity of
upland sediment delivered to the river, it is hoped that federal cost
savings will be realized in the reduction of dredging quantities.

The meeting will be held on 27 November 2001 at 10:00 am at the Macomb
County Health Department Auditorium (43525 Elizabeth Rd., Mt. Clemens,
MI).  If you need further information or cannot attend but would like to
offer comments, contact Dr. Jim Selegean at (313) 226-6791.


Scott Thieme
Chief, Hydraulic Engineering Branch

Department of the Army
Detroit District
Corps of Engineers

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