U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host Crooked Creek Lake Master Plan Revision Public Meeting

Published Nov. 15, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will be hosting a public meeting to collect community input for the Crooked Creek Lake Master Plan revision.

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.

WHAT: The Pittsburgh District is hosting a public scoping meeting for its Crooked Creek Lake Master Plan revision.

WHEN: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. A presentation will be given at 5:15 p.m., followed by opportunities to speak directly with staff and submit comments.

WHERE: Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Cochrans Mill Road, Ford City, PA 16226.

WHY: The current Master Plan was last updated in 1987. Changes in U.S Army Corps of Engineers regulations and community needs necessitate a revision. The Master Plan revision will classify the government lands around the reservoir based on environmental and socioeconomic considerations, public input and an evaluation of past, present, and forecasted recreations trends. This revision seeks to balance recreational development and use with the goal of conservation of natural and cultural resources.

BACKGROUND: The Corps is responsible for the maintenance, restoration, and stewardship of natural resources on multipurpose reservoir projects it manages. To facilitate the management and use of these lands, a Master Plan is maintained for each reservoir. A Master Plan is a strategic land and water use management document that guides the comprehensive management, conservation, and development of recreation, natural and cultural resources at Corps reservoirs and provides a vision for future management. The master plan does not address water management operations, and associated facilities (dam, spillway,etc.).

Media can contact the Public Affairs office at CELRP-PA@usace.army.mil.

For more information, visit: www.lrp.usace.army.mil and join us on the Crooked Creek Lake Facebook Page.

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Release no. 19-024