News of Updates to the USACE Water Control Manual

USACE Office at Lake Lanier ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland
USACE Office at Lake Lanier ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District Lisa Parker published this Water Control Manual news release on September 30, 2015.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Water Control Manual (WCM) for the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF) is now available. USACE will hold five public open houses for public review and comment.

“USACE evaluated an array of potential water management and water supply storage alternatives during the WCM update process, resulting in the selection of the PAA. Under the PAA, USACE would continue to operate the ACF as a system in a balanced manner to achieve all authorized project purposes,” E. Patrick Robbins, Public Affairs Officer said

The PAA includes the following changes from current operations:

  • Revised action zones
  • Revised drought operations trigger
  • Seasonal minimum flows at Peachtree Creek
  • Modified hydropower generation schedule at Buford Dam for drought operations
  • Four to five month navigation season (when basin hydrologic conditions allow)
  • Suspension of ramping rates (Jim Woodruff Dam) during prolonged low flows
  • Revised West Point Lake flood zone segmentation

The open house in Gainesville will be held on October 26, 2015 at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street NE Gainesville, GA 30501,  from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Click Here for USACE Water Control Manual & DEIS Information


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Robert has two adult daughters, seven practically perfect grandchildren and a zippy Kawasaki. Contact Robert at [email protected].

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