Corps Revising Big Bend Dam Master Plan
The Army Corps of Engineers is revising the Big Bend Dam Master Plan. Big Bend forms Lake Sharpe on the Missouri River. The Corps asked the public to submit scoping comments on the master plan revision. The League requested that the Corps consider recreation – including recreational access, fish and wildlife, sedimentation, water quality, invasive species, cultural and historic resources, and mitigation lands – when it revises the master plan.
A master plan guides the Corps through daily operations of a project. The Corps will review comments on past management, economics, recreation needs, and opportunities as well as other stakeholder needs and environmental concerns and use this information as the building blocks for plan revisions. The Corps said public comments are critical to the development of alternative strategies in the revised master plan. The League will keep you updated on this process as it moves forward.