Who: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
What: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is revisiting the Mahoning Creek Lake Master Plan and is seeking feedback on the proposed changes to the management of the lake, resulting from public input last spring. The master plan, which the district updated late in 1976, will affect use of natural resources and recreational activities at Mahoning Creek Lake for the next 25 years. Pittsburgh District is inviting the public to attend the public meeting, April 4, or comment via the Mahoning Creek Master Plan website at http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lakes/Mahoning-Creek-Lake/Mahoning-Creek-Lake-Master-Plan-Copy/. The review period will end April 27, 2018.
Dayton Sportsman’s Club
1074 Drake Rd
Dayton, Pennsylvania 16222
When: Wednesday April 4 between 4:30 – 7 p.m., drop-in at any time during those times. If members of the public are unable to attend the open-house-style meeting, they can visit the Pittsburgh District homepage (http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/) and click on the master plan logo to learn more about the proposed changes, share their perspective, and sign up for the project mailing list.
Why: Public input is critical to the master plan update. The meeting will be held to hear feedback on the proposed management plan for Mahoning Creek Lake, inform the public about the master plan update process, and share the proposed master plan content as it’s been developed through discussions with Corps partners and public input. Please share your likes, dislikes, concerns or thoughts on the proposed path forward for Mahoning Creek Lake Master Plan. The proposed revisions to the master plan will affect the management and usage of Mahoning Creek Lake for the next 25 years.
Changes in the Corps regulations and the community needs have necessitated a revision to the master plan. The revision will classify the government lands around the lake based on environmental and socioeconomic considerations, public input and an evaluation of past, present, and forecasted trends.
A master plan is the strategic land-use, management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of recreation, natural, and cultural resources at Corps reservoirs now and into the future. The plan does not address water management operations, associated prime facilities, i.e. dam, spillway or shoreline management, as separate documents outline those operations.
For additional information, please contact Andrea Carson, 412.395.7444 or Andrea.L.Carson@usace.army.mil.