July 2020 Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USACE held a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to explain the upcoming Master Plan (MP) update process and how the public can be involved in the process.

Miss the public meeting? Want to hear the presentation again? Review the slides and listen to the audio recording of the July 8 virtual public meeting by clicking the links. Once you've reviewed the meeting content and the current Master Plan (located on the left hand side of the screen), utilize the public comment tool in the section below.

Progress Update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is revising both the Youghiogheny River Lake Master Plan (MP) and Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). The Master Plan guides the use of government-owned and leased lands around the lake. The Shoreline Management Plan aims to protect and manage the shoreline in a way that promotes safe and healthful use, while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure a quality resource for use by the public.

Update (as of August 3, 2021):  With your help, we have completed our scoping phases and have prepared a draft updated Master Plan, Shoreline Management Plan, and combined Environmental Assessment (EA), which are now ready for public review until September 2, 2021. A virtual public meeting is scheduled for August 18, 2021 to discuss the proposed updates. Multiple ways to comment on the proposed updates are available (instructions are provided in the section below).

How can you use this page?  Review the documents posted to the website to see what changes we are recommending for Youghiogheny River Lake or attend the virtual public meeting scheduled for August 18, 2021You're invited to submit a comment using the public comment tool included on this page by September 2, 2021.

The documents for review and comment cards are also available at Youghiogheny River Lake (497 Flanigan Road, Confluence, PA 15424) Monday-Friday between 7:30AM-4:00PM.

 

August 2021 Virtual Public Meeting for the Draft Review

You're invited to learn about the proposed updates and submit a public comment period on the August 2021 drafts of the revised Master Plan and the Shoreline Management Plan before September 2, 2021.

To learn about the proposed changes you may attend a VIRTUAL public meeting that will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  You can also review the documents in the "Review Relevant Documents" section to see what changes we are recommending for Youghiogheny River Lake.

At this meeting you can:

  • Learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ update process.
  • Learn about the proposed changes to the Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan.
  • Ask questions about the process and proposed updates.
  • Share your official public comment on the proposed updates.

Did you miss the virtual public meeting? No problem!

  • Presentation slides are available here

  • View a recording of the meeting here, you will need password: 7223ApXP​

Have feedback on the proposed updates? Participate in the 30-day review period.

The public review period will end on Thursday, September 2. Please submit all comments for consideration by that date. After you've reviewed the new proposed SMP and SMP, here are the options available to you to submit an official public comment:

To submit a comment online, visit this page. (use Chrome or Firefox for best results)

How best to use the tool?

1) Click on the link above, it will lead you to a website that looks like the image below:Screen Shot of the Youghiogheny River Lake Crowdsource Reporter

2) Click on the button for the Plan you'd like to leave a comment on: Shoreline Management Plan (yellow) or Master Plan (green). 

3) Zoom in on the map to the area around the reservoir. Click the legend symbol to understand what each of the colored sections in the Shoreline Management Plan or Master Plan map indicate:

 Legend Symbol 

4) To submit a comment, click the red "Click to Start a Comment" button and fill out the information requested. You can leave a Concern, Question, or New Idea/Opportunity for Improvement based on the proposed updates in the respective plan for which you're leaving a comment. If your comment is location-specific, the tool will ask you to click on the location your comment refers to.

5) You will also be able to see other comments submitted. You can choose to like or comment on those comments as well.

 

If you're unable to use the Public Comment tool, you may also provide input in the following ways:

Print out and Mail in this comment form.

Send your comment form to: Youghiogheny River Lake 497 Flanigan Road, Confluence, PA 15424

 

Visit the Youghiogheny River Lake office.

The office is located at Youghiogheny River Lake (497 Flanigan Road, Confluence, PA 15424) and is open Monday-Friday between 7:30AM-4:00PM.

 

Email your comments to the Youghiogheny River Lake Office inbox.

The office point of contact is Douglas Swisher, you can submit comments to douglas.n.swisher@usace.army.mil