Accession Number : ADA317670

Title :   Long-Term Channel Maintenance Plan for the Federal Commercial Harbor and a Permit Application to Construct and Expand Barge Terminal Facilities in the East Channel of the Upper Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

PDF Url : ADA317670

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 424

Abstract : The purpose of this document is to analyze the environmental impacts of a proposed permit action to upgrade and expand an existing barge transloading facility at St. Feriole Island for Prairie Sand and Gravel Inc., and the Corps of Engineers proposed Long-Term Channel Maintenance Plan for the federal commercial harbor in the East Channel of the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The purpose of the proposed actions is to provide for environmentally sustainable public and/or private commercial navigation, including harbor and terminal facilities, in the East Channel of the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien to meet the need for continued growth and development. A variety of alternatives were developed and evaluated, four of which are evaluated in detail. The following significant resources would be affected by the proposed activities: (1) Freshwater mussels; (2) Federal and state-listed threatened and endangered mussel species; (3) cultural resources; (4) Mississippi River nine-foot channel project; (5) Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge and (6) Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (W&SRR).

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *CHANNELS, *BARGES, MAINTENANCE, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SAND, LONG RANGE(TIME), FRESH WATER, NAVIGATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, CULTURAL RESOURCES, ENDANGERED SPECIES, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MUSSELS, WILDLIFE, HARBORS, EAST(DIRECTION), WISCONSIN.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE