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RE: GLIN==> Waukegan River 516(e) Scoping Meeting, Aug. 28 (Additional Detail)

Additional Detail:

Contact: David Bucaro, 312-846-5583, David.F.Bucaro@usace.army.mil

Waukegan River Sediment Transport Model Scoping Meeting 
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm (Central Time)
Location: Lake County Administration Building, 10th Floor Assembly Room, 18
N. County Street, Waukegan, IL 60085

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, will be developing a
sediment modeling tool that can be used by local stakeholders to minimize
erosion and sediment delivered to the Waukegan River and, subsequently, Lake
Michigan. The Waukegan River watershed is located in the northeastern
portion of Lake County, Illinois, approximately 35 miles north of Chicago
along Lake Michigan. It drains almost 12 square miles of land that include
much of the City of Waukegan and portions of the Village of Beach Park, City
of North Chicago and unincorporated Lake County. 

This collaborative effort, made possible by funding under the Great Lakes
Tributary Modeling Program, is a joint initiative between the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (Great Lakes Region) and the Great Lakes states. In
addition, this project is being implemented in close coordination with a
group of local stakeholders which include the Waukegan Harbor Citizens
Advisory Group (CAG), the City of Waukegan, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Region V (USEPA), Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA),
the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Illinois Dept of Natural
Resources (IDNR), Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), Lake County Stormwater
Management Commission (LCSMC), Lake County Soil and Water Conservation
District (LCSWCD), and Lake County Health Department (LCHD). Additional
stakeholders with interest in this project will be added at any time
throughout the study process. 

The Corps of Engineers will host a meeting on August 28, 2008, to discuss
the Draft Waukegan River 516(e) Scoping Report and the recommendations for
model development. The meeting will be held at the Lake County
Administration Building, located at 18 N. County Street in Waukegan, IL,
from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. Stakeholders interested in participating in the
development of the model or providing feedback on these recommendations are
invited to attend this meeting. 

Public parking is available on the first floor of the parking structure
located adjacent to the building. The structure is accessed off County
Street. There is also on-street parking near the building and a City of
Waukegan parking structure one block north of the County Building at Clayton
and County streets. One has to pass through court security to enter the
building. No guns, knives, glass bottles, nail files, or recording equipment
are allowed. (At present cell phones with cameras are allowed.) For a
complete list of restricted items, see:

For those that cannot attend in person, the following conference line is
available to participate by phone:

Call-In Number:  (866) 299-3188
Conference Code:  3128860160#

A copy of the Draft Scoping Report is currently available at:
A copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides used during the meeting will be
placed in this folder so that those calling in can follow along.

The objective of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program is to develop
tools for watershed planning that are usable and will be used by
stakeholders who make decisions about soil conservation and non-point
pollution prevention measures, and by other stakeholders who might support
these activities. By supporting state and local measures that will reduce
the loading of sediments and pollutants to tributaries, this work is helping
to reduce the need for-and costs of-navigation dredging, while promoting
actions to delist Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs). 

Feel free to forward this meeting notice to others that may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!


The above meeting announcement is being forwarded to you by the Great Lakes
Commission as part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program. The Great
Lakes Commission provides technical and administrative support to the Corps
of Engineers in the implementation of this important initiative, as directed
by Section 516(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The
Commission helps to facilitate the Corps' coordination with the Great Lakes
states and the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment
Control, a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant program for soil
conservation that is managed by the Commission.

For more information on this program, visit www.glc.org/tributary or

Laura E. Kaminski
Senior Program Specialist
Great Lakes Commission
2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
Ph: 734.971.9135
Email: laurak@glc.org

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