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Volume 40 - Issue 21 - May 27, 2021

State of Kansas

Department of Health and Environment

Request for Comments

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has drafted a Kansas Section 401 Of the Clean Water Act (CWA) requested by Mr. Greg Nieman, Public Notice No. NWK 2021-00186. The project purpose is for reducing sedimentation of Tuttle Creek Reservoir by focusing on the rehabilitation of 3,300 feet of the eroding left descending streambank of the Little Blue River located in the NW ¼ of Section 26, T3S, R5E of Washington County, Kansas. This project will require the placement of 2,232 tons of limestone rock and 433 tree root balls to be placed in the Little Blue River in order to reduce erosion along the riverbank. All disturbed areas will be seeded and mulched with native grasses, trees, and shrubs. It is estimated that 11 rock weirs will be placed in the river along with 300 feet of longitudinal peaked stone-toe protection (LPSTP). Designer Consultant: Phil Balch, Wildhorse Riverworks, Inc., Topeka, Kansas.

The draft certification and additional information containing the link to the USACE Public Notice will be posted on the KDHE website at https://www.kdheks.gov/nps/section401.html on or before May 27, 2021. Persons wishing to comment on the referenced draft document must submit their comments in writing by email to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at KDHE.NPS@ks.gov by June 27, 2021 if they wish to have their comments considered in the formulation of final determinations regarding this public notice. 

For more information, contact Amanda Reed, Chief, Watershed Management Section, Bureau of Environmental Field Services, KDHE at Amanda.Reed@ks.gov or KDHE.NPS@ks.gov.

Lee A. Norman, M.D.
Secretary

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