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Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entry East Breakwater Reconstruction, Torch Lake Township, Houghton County, Michigan

Published Dec. 13, 2022
Expiration date: 1/16/2023

SUMMARY:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, proposes reconstruction of the Lower Entry East Breakwater of the Keweenaw Waterway using the method of encapsulating the existing structure with steel sheet pile (SSP) side walls and concrete cap, including partial demolition of the existing structure and placement of toe stone along the SSP for scour protection.  See Public Notice linked below for details, including an Environmental Assessment and an evaluation of the effects of placing fill in the waters of the United States, pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

COMMENT PERIOD: Begins: December 16, 2022;  Ends: January 16, 2023.  Please provide all comments by email to,

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