Kansas Water Office efforts famous by US Army Corps of Engineers
January 27, 2016 - Essential Water
TOPEKA–Recently a Kansas Water Office (KWO) was famous by a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for their continued partnership and grant to a USACE goal during a capitulation routine of a John Redmond Reservoir Dredging Initiative. This plan is a initial and largest internal Section 408 ask -permission for a alteration of a USACE polite works project- in a republic to be authorized by USACE, Headquarters.
Lieutenant Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commander, and Col. Richard A. Pratt, Tulsa District, Commander, presented a endowment to a KWO as good as former KWO employee, Susan Metzger, observant a efforts by a bureau simulate rarely on a state of Kansas and a nation.
“The KWO’s joining to delivering fast and essential H2O resources solutions to a republic by successful execution of all indispensable elements for examination and capitulation of a John Redmond Dredging Initiative was commendable,” Bostick said. “Ms. Metzger’s proof of expert-level believe and skills in handling a drafting of technical elements of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, was pivotal for a successful execution of this bid by KWO.”
Since 1964, John Redmond has mislaid an estimated 42 percent of a charge pool storage capacity, 80 percent some-more than creatively projected by a USACE during a time a fountainhead was completed. While there have been many brief and midterm alternatives to revoke lees or boost storage by streambank replacement projects and a two-foot pool lift and reallocation, these efforts alone will not pill a sedimentation rate alone.
“Our work to dredge John Redmond Reservoir is partial of a bid to safety and extend H2O resources in Kansas,” pronounced Governor Sam Brownback. “Increasing a storage ability is an critical partial of a prophesy to safety H2O resources in Kansas. we praise a efforts in safeguarding this critical resource.”
KWO has worked with a USACE on countless projects around a state though knew this kind of 408 Request had not been finished before. After a endless examination of alternatives, KWO saw no other choice to safeguard destiny H2O supply.
“The H2O stored in John Redmond Reservoir is provided, by a agreement with a KWO, to 19 communities, 6 industrial users and a Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Station,” pronounced KWO Director Tracy Streeter. “This plan is critical for many reasons including providing energy to two-thirds of a state.”
Dredging lees from a charge pool would revive H2O supply storage for a advantage of a informal H2O users and revive a mislaid nautical medium for a advantage of open distraction and a lake ecosystem.
“After 10 years of partnership and poignant environmental and technical examination of this project, it is sparkling to see a construction of lees ordering comforts and deployment of dredging equipment,” pronounced Susan Metzger, KS Dept. of Agriculture Assistant Secretary. “Our state and a John Redmond plan have paved a trail for destiny storage replacement projects, not usually here in Kansas though opposite a nation.”
The initial mud work began in Nov 2015 and a central dredging will embark this spring. For some-more information about a John Redmond Dredging plan visit www.kwo.org.