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Engineers Propose Dam

Project would effect Salt Creek

DALLAS -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering applying for a permit to build an earthen dam next to Salt Creek, an area west of Dallas off Highway 22.

The project would fill in .24 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands. It is meant to create a conservation pool for migratory bird habitat, and light irrigation.

During the construction process, 1.84 acres of wetlands will be altered.

To offset this loss, the landowners will create 2.76 acres of palustrine emergent wetlands next to the pool.

Palustrine wetlands are freshwater wetlands dominated by trees, shrubs and emergent vegetation (erect, rooted, herbaceous plants that are temporarily or permanently flooded at their bases; the top portions are always above water).

The Army Corps is requesting public feedback on the proposed project.

The detailed proposal is available by writing to the Corps: Attn: CENWP-OP-GP (John Ferrise) P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208.

Comments must be in by Thursday, Dec. 9, and must include the public notice number: 200400578.

Comments can be mailed or emailed. E-mailed comments should be sent to John.Ferrise@usace.army.mil.

More information is available by calling Project Manager John Ferrise at 1-503-808-4391.

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