Photo: A view along Highway 51 south of Goodman Road West in Horn Lake after spring rains in 2016. A public meeting to hear comments about possible U.S. Army Corps of Engineers solutions to flooding issues in DeSoto County is set for June 29 at the Landers Center. (USACE Photo)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public information meeting and seek comments on a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement (DIFR-EIS). The affected area is considered the Memphis Metropolitan Stormwater-North DeSoto County area that includes all four cities in the county and the Town of Walls, the Horn Lake Creek-Nonconnah and Coldwater River basins, Camp Creek and tributaries, Hurricane Creek, Johnson Creek and other areas of the Coldwater River watershed.
Flooding has been an issue in these areas and the Corps of Engineers is working to find ways to reduce damage from flooding, as well as protect aquatic habitat in the county and the environment.
This public information meeting will be held at the Landers Center in Southaven on June 29, starting at 6 p.m. The Army Corps of Engineers said in a release that a YouTube presentation will be air simultaneously. The link to the virtual presentation will be posted to the project website, before the meeting begins on June 29.
If you have questions or comments, you will have an opportunity to present them at the public meeting, and they may be submitted by mail or email, but they must be received by July 12 to be considered in the final feasibility report and environment impact statement.
The address to mail questions is:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CEMVN-PDC-UDC)
ATTN: Memphis Metropolitan Stormwater-North DeSoto County Feasibility Study
Regional Planning and Environmental Division South
167 North Main Street, Room B-202
Memphis, Tennessee 38103-1894
Email questions/comments about the project may be sent to: CEMVM-DeSoto-Comments@usace.army.mil
Names and return addresses are to be included at the top of the letter/email.
Study documents can be downloaded from the project website: https://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/North-DeSoto-County-Feasibility-Study/.