Notice of Availability of the Master Plan, Draft Environmental Assessment (EA), and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Master Plan for Hartwell Lake Project in Georgia and South Carolina
Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower, and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences, making Lake Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has prepared a DRAFT EA and DRAFT FONSI for the Master Plan for Hartwell Lake Project, located in Northeast Georgia and Northwest South Carolina. Copies of these documents may be obtained from the Savannah District website.
The Corps is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, State, and local agencies and officials; Native American Tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity. Comments should be submitted in writing no later than 12 Noon on 28 May 2021, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 100 W Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 30643, Attn: PM-P: Cynthia Gose, or by e-mail to the following address: CESAS-Planning@usace.army.mil.
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