Federal Register: July 22, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 140)
DOCID: FR Doc 02-18360
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
ACTION: Environmental statements; notice of intent:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Caldwell County Commission (Missouri), and the Caldwell County Soil and Water Conservation District will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to assess potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of a multiplepurpose reservoir in the Little Otter Creek Watershed. The proposed reservoir (Site LO1), will provide rural water supply; fish and wildlife habitat enhancement; recreational development; and flood prevention. The reservoir permanent pool will be 362 acres.
The reservoir will yield 1,240,000 gallons of water per day. It will also provide an estimated 60,000 annual public recreational visits, provide recreational facilities and public opportunities for fishing, walking/biking, and family and social events, provide wetland and wildlife habitat development, and reduce flood damages to lower stream reaches by 96 percent.
Little Otter Creek Watershed, MO,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Harold Deckerd, Assistant State
Conservationist, USDANatural Resources Conservation Service, Parkade
Center, Suite 250, 601 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65203, (573) 8760900.
Harold L. Deckerd,
Acting Assistant State Conservationist for Water Resources, for Roger A. Hansen, State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 0218360 Filed 71902; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 341016M