The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is holding a public meeting in Wabasha Wednesday night to discuss a new dredged material management plan and Environmental Assessment.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Wabasha-Kellogg High School.
The draft plan describes what the Corps proposes to do with the dredged material, or river sand, once it’s removed from the Mississippi River navigation channel near Wabasha.
If approved, the new plan would ensure Corps officials can economically manage dredged river sand for at least the next 20 years, while remaining protective of the environment.
The updated plan is the culmination of extensive collaboration with the city of Wabasha to develop shared solutions for managing the river sand within the community.
The agreement, while non-binding, allows the Corps of Engineers to partner with the city of Wabasha to help manage the river sand.
If you can't make it to the public meeting the The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District along with the City of Wabasha, MN, plan to broadcast the meeting live on Facebook