Public Notices

DRAFT Environmental Assessment and Unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact for Middlesboro Channel Clearing Project; Bell County, Kentucky

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published March 6, 2020
Expiration date: 4/10/2020

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District (Corps) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to assess environmental effects associated with continued Operation and Maintenance (O&M) activities related to the Middlesboro Local Flood Protection Project (Middlesboro Project). The Middlesboro Project was constructed in 1939 to protect the community of Middlesboro from flooding by diverting flow from Yellow Creek and tributaries around the city by a series of levees along a manmade diversion channel.  The channel design facilitates deposition of stream bedload requiring periodic sediment removal and other O&M activities to maintain capacity to pass flood flows.  O&M of the channel would address floodwater conveyance concerns.