Details for NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING FOR SPRING AND BUFFALO CREEKS WATERSHED PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

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NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING FOR SPRING AND BUFFALO CREEKS WATERSHED PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT The Central Platte Natural Resources District (CPNRD) has entered into an agreement to develop a watershed plan and environmental assessment document (Watershed Plan-EA) for the Spring and Buffalo Creeks Watershed, under the Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). As part of this process, CPNRD is hosting an online public scoping meeting to inform the public of the project and to gather input on the most relevant issues. The online public scoping meeting will be available from Wednesday, October 28, 2020, through Monday, November 30, 2020, at: http://cpnrd.org The Spring and Buffalo Creeks Watershed Plan-EA study area is approximately 266,870 acres. The land is primarily agricultural and consists of grass/pasture and row crops. The city of Lexington is located within the study area, and the communities of Cozad and Overton are immediately adjacent. Spring and Buffalo Creeks have historically experienced flooding. Specifically, significant flooding occurred in March and July 2019 that impacted homes, businesses, infrastructure, and agricultural properties. The Watershed Plan-EA will help identify structural and non-structural alternatives to provide flood damage reduction as well as opportunities for groundwater recharge, threatened and endangered species habitat improvements, and recreation. This project is being evaluated in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process includes a written record of the analysis of potential impacts on the environment resulting from the proposed project. Impacts on both the natural and socioeconomic environment are evaluated. If you or someone you know does not have internet access, information may be obtained through: Jesse Mintken, Assistant Manager | (308) 385-6282 mintken@cpnrd.org | Central Platte Natural Resources District 215 Kaufman Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803 or John Engel, PE (402) 926-7110 John.Engel@hdrinc.com | HDR 1917 S. 67th St., Omaha, NE 68106 Comments on the Watershed Plan-EA will be accepted through November 30, 2020, and can be submitted through the online meeting or the contacts above. **If you need language assistance in Spanish, or another language, please contact Jose Gaytan. **Si necesita asistencia de idiomas en espa�ol u otro idioma, p�ngase en contacto con Jos� Gaytan (308) 383-9892 josegaytan1978@gmail.com 28-17

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