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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Announces the Extension of the Comment Period for The Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Hudson River Habitat Restoration Study

Published July 29, 2019
Updated: July 26, 2019

NEW YORK – Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District (NY District), is currently conducting a Habitat Restoration Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study of the Hudson River Basin from the Troy Lock and Dam to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo (formerly Tappan Zee) Bridge. The non-federal project partner for the study is the New York Department Environmental Conservation. The study was authorized by section 551 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-303).

The New York District, announces the extension of the comment period of Hudson River Habitat Restoration Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (Draft FR/EA) for an additional 30-days to close on August 26. 2019.

The District is requesting comments and information to assist in gathering data to further inform the decision making process and the refinement of the restoration plan.

Purpose: The NY District has evaluated and prepared a Draft FR/EA for the Hudson River Basin. Alternatives developed were evaluated and compared to identify a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). The TSP consists of ecosystem restoration at five sites including:

 

  • Restoration of 2 side channels with adjacent wetlands (38 acres) and wetlands (144 acres) at Binnen Kill and Schodack Island;
  • Restoration of shorelines (0.5 miles) and wetlands (4 acres) at Henry Hudson Park; and
  • Restoration of Tributary Connectivity through the removal or partial removal of 4 dams and or impediments along Rondout and Moodna Creeks opening up a total of 17 miles of high quality habitat for migratory fish.

     

    The report and associated documents are available on New York District’s web site: https://www.nan.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Environmental-Restoration/Hudson-River-Habitat-Restoration/

Please submit comments1 on this Draft Integrated FR/EA via email to HRHR_FREA_Comments@usace.army.mil    

For questions associated with the Environmental Assessment, please contact:

Matthew Voisine, Project Biologist

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

26 Federal Plaza,

New York, NY 10279-0090

(917) 790-8718

matthew.voisine@usace.army.mil

For questions about the project, please contact:

Lisa Baron, Project Manager

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District

26 Federal Plaza,

New York, NY 10279-0090

(917) 790-8306

Lisa.a.baron@usace.army.mil      


Contact
Michael Embrich
917-790-8007
cenan-pa@usace.army.mil
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Release no. 19-009