Public Notices

Rowena Expansion Project Notice of Availability

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published Aug. 2, 2021
Expiration date: 9/2/2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District (USACE) has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed Marina@Rowena expansion project on Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Kentucky. 

The EA evaluated two alternatives in detail for the proposed project, which are described as follows:

Alternative 1 – No Action – Alternative 1 would not allow for the proposed marina lease expansion and construction of additional boat slips and supporting infrastructure. The Marina@Rowena would be limited to its current operations and lease area.

Alternative 2 – Approval of the Proposed Marina@Rowena Expansion – Alternative 2 would allow for an addition of 77.6 water-based acres to the existing lease area and construction of additional boat slips. The applicant proposes to construct a total of 300 boat slips on the expanded lease area and two parking areas (200 total spaces) with turnarounds and a public access road on the existing lease area. Construction would be completed within a phased five-year plan. To facilitate the construction of the parking areas and access road, approximately 9 acres of forested, upland area would be disturbed from the cutting or “borrowing” of material. Construction for the parking areas and access road would be total cut situations resulting in no fill within the storage area of Lake Cumberland. The expansion of the Marina@Rowena would provide members of the public on Lake Cumberland with additional recreational opportunities.
The EA revealed, based on existing conditions, the recommended alternative - Approval of the Proposed Marina@Rowena Expansion – would be considered beneficial for recreation and socioeconomics in the region.

This letter serves as a Notice of Availability (NOA) for reviewing the draft EA and unsigned FONSI. The draft EA was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the USACE implementing regulation, ER 200-2-2, 1988, Policies and Procedures for Implementing NEPA. Electronic copies of the documents can be found at: http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/Media/Public-Notices/Category/10561/project-planning-branch/.

Please submit any written comments no later than September 1, 2021 to ensure consideration in the Final EA. Send written comments to the address listed on the letterhead, ATTN: CELRN- PMP (David A. Adams), or email your comments to david.a.adams@usace.army.mil. Your participation is greatly appreciated.